Wednesday, December 09, 2009 | 08:20 AM
Painting of Michael Jackson Sells for $175K
Last year, Jackson commissioned artist Kehinde Wiley--known for his images of Black men in street clothes striking Renaissance style poses and set in complex backgrounds--to paint his portrait. While MJ didn't get a chance to see the finished piece, Wiley's painting showed at Art Basel Miami Beach at the booth for NYC gallery Deitch and sold for $175,000. The elaborateness of MJ being crowned by cherubs while sitting on a horse with it's front hooves in this slightly dark image is classic Kehinde Wiley just taken up a notch for the king of pop.