The Secret Works Of Art Commissioned By Michael Jackson


The Secret Works Of Art Commissioned By Michael Jackson

The Secret Works Of Art Commissioned By Michael Jackson
Titled “Michael,” this oil painting by David Nordahl depicts Jackson as Michelangelo’s David surrounded by cherubs.

On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson had passed into history as the King of Pop. It’s still hard to believe that it’s been so long since then, hasn’t it? Anyway, two months after his death, an auction took place.

Among the many things put out for auction, were his iconic jewel-covered white glove, countless 19th-century antique objects, sculptures, as well as several other valuables. but among them, there were things, so bizarre, we had to show them to you here.

for one, there was a life-sized statue of Michael Jackson as Batman, a custom hand-painted Beverage-Air cooler, as well as a golf cart which had a mural of himself as Peter Pan painted on the hood.

But these were just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Among the countless objects put up for auction, were also a series of oil paintings that Michael Jackson commissioned for himself, and which depict himself in various mythical or extraordinary situations. These paintings, some of them huge in size, were either of him and his wife as characters in Camelot. Or another that showed Michael Jackson leading a parade of children, all of different nationalities, or one where he is a storyteller.


Céline Lavail’s 1998 “Peter Pan” Neverland Ranch golf cart painting (from Julien’s Auctions Michael Jackson Exhibition catalog).
Nordahl’s “Camelot” depicts Michael Jackson and wife Lisa Marie Presley.
In Nordahl’s “Field of Dreams” Michael leads children of all nationalities (including sister Janet, AIDS activist Ryan White, actor Macaulay Culkin, and Pippi Longstocking)
“The Storyteller” Nordahl shows Jackson as a Peter Pan-like figure surrounded by children including his sister Janet who is depicted as a fairy.
Ralph Wolfe Cowan’s first abstract portrait of Michael Jackson from 1993.