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An exhibition exploring the influence of Michael Jackson on visual artists is coming to London

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The National Portrait Gallery in London is set to host an new exhibition examining the late musician’s impact on some of the world’s most famous artists.

As the gallery’s website notes: “Michael Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story. Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists. For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall will bring together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.”

Among the artists featured are Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley, Isa Genzken, and David La Chapelle.

Michael Jackson: On The Wall runs from 28th June 2018 – 21st October 2018.

Owen Jones

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