The 'Mona Lisa' of Jackson Collectibles
Hundreds of millions of fans the world over continue to mourn and rediscover the unique talent of “The King of Pop”. As the world praises the name, art, and music of Michael Jackson we also find ourselves learning about the untold story of a beautiful painting. In this one timeless portrait, we capture one of the most talented musicians in the world, painted by one of the most talented artists of our time, Brett-Livingstone Strong, hailed by the King of Pop as “A modern day Michelangelo”, in the ultimate expression of beauty – both musically and artistically, remembering Michael at the pinnacle of his career.
Whether by fate or fortune we have here two of the greatest artists of the 21st century both forever memorialized in their greatness, captured in a moment of life entitled “The Book” and hereinafter available for the enjoyment and appreciation of all future generations and patrons of the Arts. The mystique of this portrait draws you in. Take a closer look – it is a portrait within a portrait.
“The Book” is said to be the only portrait Michael personally sat for during his lifetime. In 1990, in Los Angeles, CA the portrait was unveiled in the presence of Mr. Hiromichi Saeki who reportedly paid $2,100,000 for the original. Mr. Saeki was one of the most influential Japanese merchandisers and concert promoters of Michael Jackson. Michael is draped in a “Renaissance Effect” within this portrait and even deeper inside is standing, posing for Brett in a slightly earlier dimension of time.
Amazing details from within the Portrait
For more information about the painting, see the "Provenance with Annotations".