Can you believe that it would have been Michael Jackson's 60th birthday this year?
To mark this milestone the National Portrait Gallery is putting together an exhibition to explore how the legendary King of Pop managed to influence several generations of artists.
His significance is obvious when it comes to music, dance and fashion, but he also wielded considerable influence on contemporary art. Ever since Andy Warhol first used his image in the early eighties Jackson become one of the world's most depicted figures, and On The Wall will collect together some of the most notable works by forty different artists, including a few brand-new works made especially for this exhibition.
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Craig’s review – “The National Portrait Gallery is probably my favourite gallery in London because it appeals to history lovers as well as art lovers. It's all about the sitters, not the painters. Admire the people, not the paintings. But that's not to say that the paintings aren't good, because they are -- they still have pieces by Hockney and Holbein, etc. -- but if they need a pictu… continued”
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