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Michael Jackson Rides the White Horse


12.03.09 Will Sherman

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Michael Jackson makes his latest posthumous appearance down at Miami’s art mess. Riding a white horse in gilded clothes and cape, the King of Pop was unveiled in a massive Kehinde Wiley painting inside Deitch Projects’ booth at the Basel art fair.

Although the pop star passed away while the portrait was being planned, Wiley completed it, saying, “I think that his idea of collaborating with me was something that he really wanted to see through…I felt a responsibility to him to get it done.” Smaller pieces of the pop singer were also on display, including photographs by David LaChapelle, a mixed media take on Jeff Koons’ pet monkey sculpture as well as a rendition of his infamous white glove, which you can see courtesy of Arrested Motion. |The Art Newspaper|

Photo by Arrested Motion