Global icon Michael Jackson on whom an exhibition, which opened Thursday in Londons National Portrait Gallery recreates the star singers influence on some of the leading names in contemporary art. "Michael Jackson: On The Wall" opened on the day his 89-year-old father Joe Jackson, died following a battle with cancer.
Joe, ironically, died two days after the death anniversary of his son, who died in 2009.
"His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but "his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story".
"Michael Jackson: On the Wall" will bring together the works of over 40 of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.
It has been curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, and will conclude on August 29, on what would have been Michael Jackson's 60th birthday.
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