Painting of Michael Jackson Sells for $175K

Last year, Jackson commissioned artist Kehinde Wiley--known for his images of Black men in everyday street clothing striking Renaissance poses--to paint his portrait. While MJ didn't get a chance to see the finished piece, Wiley's painting showed at the prestigious international art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, last weekend and sold for a whooping $175,000. In the painting, the King of Pop is riding a white steed while wearing head-to-toe regalia and being crowned by two cherubs hovering over his head. Wiley primarily focuses on the common man, who he finds on the street in urban neighborhoods, but occaionally creates works on celebrities. Past subjects have included Ice-T, Pharrell Williams, and LL Cool J.


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