Lot #601
Michael Jackson

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Estimate: $1500+


Impressive and visually-striking color limited edition 30 x 40 serigraph print entitled 'The Book,' numbered 346/375 Japan edition, signed in the lower border in pencil by Michael Jackson as well as the artist, Brett-Livingstone Strong. In fine condition.

Strong, one of Jackson's close friends who shared the musician's elaborate style and flair for life, was also a world-renowned architect, sculptor, and artist. He completed the painting on which this serigraph was patterned in 1990. That original painting was created for a Japanese businessman, who paid Jackson $2.1 million to sit for Strong. The portrait—the only one that the late performer ever sat for in his lifetime—is set in Neverland and depicts Jackson dressed in red velvet holding a journal of thoughts and sketches, 'The Book.' A huge portrait of the 'King of Pop' by the man Jackson once called 'the modern day Michelangelo.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #600 - Ended January 13, 2021

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