A new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London will be exploring Michael Jackson’s influence on contemporary art. According to the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Dr Nicholas Cullinan, the exhibition titled Michael Jackson: On The Wall will run from 28th June 2018 – 21st October 2018.
(Michael Jackson 1984, by Andy Warhol c/o National Portrait Gallery.)
Michael Jackson remains one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy remains undiminished. His impact in the world of music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion is considerable, but his influence in art has remained an untold story. Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists.
For the first time, works of over forty artists including Andy Warhol, David La Chapelle, Isa Genzken, and Kehinde Wiley, drawn from private and public collections around the world as well as new works made especially for the exhibition will be featured.
Michael Jackson: On the Wall is produced with the co-operation of the Michael Jackson Estate