- 48 cm x 56 cm (19" x 22")
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- Michael Jackson turned to art when times got difficult for him. It was one of his favourite modes of self-expression. His friend and artistic collaborator, Brett Livingston-Strong, says: “His interest in art, in drawing, it was just another level of his creativity that went on over a long period of time…It was quite private to him. I think he retreated into it when he was being attacked by those accusations against him”.
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An Original Signed Drawing by Michael Jackson - Black Ink
A full portrait of a male head, in black sharpie, drawn on paper with a perforated upper edge. The profile is strong and angular and is embellished with an exaggerated curl of hair.
The character in the drawing features some of the physical characteristics one might attribute to Peter Pan - a literary figure that strongly resonated with Michael: "Deep down inside we’re all the same. We all have the same emotions and that’s why a film like E.T. touches everybody. Who doesn’t want to fly like Peter Pan? (Michael Jackson)"
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.
Michael has signed, "Michael Jackson", with great flourish in the lower portion of the frame. The artwork 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").