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Here’s What’s Inside London’s Big Michael Jackson Exhibition

By Guy Parsons

Michael Jackson Exhibition In London

The King of Pop’s aesthetic legacy is celebrated in a major art exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

Calling all P.Y.Ts – get along to Trafalgar Square to see ‘On The Wall’, a curated selection of more Jacko-inspired art than you can shake a white glove at.

Michael Jackson exhibition
‘Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II’ by Kehinde Wiley.

Curated to celebrate what would’ve been the late pop star’s 60th birthday, it brings together work from over 40 artists who’ve depicted the artist in a variety of forms.

On The Wall National Portrait Gallery
‘Portrait for Interview Magazine’ by KAWS.

According to the curator – none other than Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery – Jackson is actually the most depicted cultural figure in visual art. Why look at the Man in the Mirror when you can look at a charming vase with your face on it?

Michael Jackson Exhibition London 2018
‘Sex and Drugs and Earthernware’ by Grayson Perry.

Catherine Opie, Andy Warhol, David LaChapelle and Donald Urquhart are just a few of the artists participating in the exhibition, which draws from public and private art collections from around the world.

Exhibition of Michael Jackson Gallery
‘An Illuminating Path’ by David LaChapelle’.

Trust us when we tell you that this exhibition is an absolute Thriller! (Sorry.) You’d better hurry though, as it closes on October 21. Get your tickets here.

Michael Jackson art gallery
‘Who’s Bad’ by Faith Ringgold.

The exhibition features paintings, photography, sculpture and textile pieces among others; any Michael Jackson will want to head along to ‘On The Wall’. You can’t Beat It! (I really am sorry.)

Location: National Portrait Gallery, off Trafalgar Square. Nearest station is Charing Cross. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: until October 21, seven days a week, 10am – 6pm; open until 9pm on Fridays.
Price: tickets cost £18. Booking in advance recommended.
More information and tickets: head over to Fever. 

Tags: art