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Michael Jackson: Twelve unseen portraits to be auctioned

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michael-jackson-auctionImage Credit: Vente aux enchères Pierre Bergé & Associés Arno Bani 2010Michael Jackson was one of the most photographed human beings in history. Countless iconic images of Jackson were published during his lifetime, and a year after his death, new ones are still surfacing. For instance: This fall, 12 previously unseen, one-of-one prints of the King of Pop will go up for auction.

Rolling Stone has more details on the portraits, which were taken by French photographer Arno Bani in 1999 for potential use on Jackson’s Invincible album. Instead they remained in an archive somewhere until now. Bids for each print will start at a hefty 1,000 Euros.

The sole image that the auction house has released so far is a striking one. Take a look to the left of this post: Jackson stands in a reflective pose, both eyes shut with one encircled in aquamarine glitter. The make-up and the contours of his face recall Aladdin Sane-era Bowie.

What do you think of this news? Are you looking forward to seeing the other portraits from this previously unseen session?

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