- 41.5 cm x 50 cm (16 3/4" x 19 3/4")
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- "I love to draw—pencil, ink pen—I love art. When I go on tour and visit museums in Holland, Germany or England—you know those huge paintings?—I’m just amazed. You don’t think a painter could do something like that. I can look at a piece of sculpture or a painting and totally lose myself in it. Standing there watching it and becoming part of the scene. It can draw tears, it can touch you so much. See, that’s where I think the actor or performer should be—to touch that truth inside of the person. Touch that reality so much that they become a part of what you’re doing and you can take them anywhere you want to. You’re happy, they’re happy. (Michael Jackson)."
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An Original Signed Drawing by Michael Jackson - Blue Ink
A visually arresting, large profile portrait, in blue sharpie, by Michael Jackson, which may well be a stylised self-portrait.
The artwork also features Michael's famous 'arrow and three zeros' signature embellishment. This self-realised insignia clearly had a deep and personal meaning for Michael and generally only appears on articles to which he had a close personal connection. Some have speculated that Michael signed this way, when he believed he was in the last year of his life.
Today, the collection of Michael Jackson’s drawings is valued at an estimated $900 million. The majority are stored in a specialised facility housed in a hangar at Santa Monica Airport, which Michael also used as an art studio when he was alive. The works are presently co-owned by the Michael Jackson Estate and Brett Livingston-Strong: an Australian artist and sculptor, who frequently collaborated with Jackson on numerous art projects.
The artwork is signed in the lower right "M.J." and dated "'85". It is framed in a an Italian wooden frame finished in 'dark gun metal' and protected with UV-resistant water-white museum-grade glass. It remains in excellent condition.
Unframed, the drawing measures 28 cm x 35.5 cm ( 11" x 14").