CAIRO – 21 September 2017: The National Portrait Gallery in London will commemorate the 60th birthday of pop music legend Michael Jackson next year, with a special exhibition titled “Michael Jackson: On the Wall.”
Inspired by the title of his hit album “On the Wall,” the exhibition will include works from over 40 artists, including big names such as Andy Warhol, the first to paint Jackson back in 1982, honoring the defining and monumental career of the famed King of Pop. More specifically, the exhibition will focus on the massive impact the late musician had on popular culture and art specifically.
New pieces of art will also be made specifically for the show. Among other artists participating are Maggi Hambling, Gary Hume, David LaChapelle, and Grayson Perry.
Regarding the exhibition, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, Nicholas Cullinan, explains what’s so unique about this specific exhibition; “It is rare that there is something new to say about someone so famous, but here that is the case. The exhibition breaks new ground for the National Portrait Gallery in its subject matter and the breadth and profile of the artists who have been invited to participate.”
“Michael Jackson: On the Wall” will run from June 28, 2018 until October 21.