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Exhibition celebrates Michael Jackson as the cultural inspirer

IANS  |  London 

Global icon on whom an exhibition, which opened Thursday in Londons 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.

"is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century," the gallery said.

"His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but "his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story".

From and to and Glenn Ligon, has been an inspiration for an extraordinary array of leading artists.

"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, 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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First Published: Thu, June 28 2018. 19:10 IST