And the legend of Michael Jackson continues to live on. There were the crystal gloves, outlandish clothes, furniture and an Andy Warhol painting of the star in some rather unique shades. But now what we have got our eyes on is nothing but the only portrait that the mega popstar ever posed for. Created by Australian artist Brett Livingstone Strong, the beautiful masterpiece measures 50 by 40 inch.
MJ’s death was a huge setback for all his fans across the world. Many became loyals again after the phase of doubting and later disliking the singer due to allegations of his beinf a pedophile. The doctor who administered the drugs to a sick MJ which caused his death is facing trial for medical misconduct. But despite all these, the fans have fond ways to honor the memory of the popstar that loved so much.
Titled “The Book”, this portrait has Jackson dressed in a Renaissance style red velvet jacket and seated on sweeping checkerboard floor below a magically translucent curtain at the star’s Neverland ranch. The painting was purchased by a Japanese businessman Hiromichi Saeki for $2.1 million in 1990 but went on to Marty Abrams and John Gentilly as payment of debt owed to them by Saeki. It remained with Abrams for 17 years. And now, it is up for auction at eBay. Come April 17, and it is expected to fetch over $3 million.