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Michael Jackson: On the Wall

22 March to 14 July 2019

Michael Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story. Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists.

This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall will bring together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.

The exhibition was developed by the National Portrait Gallery, London, and organised with the Bundeskunsthalle. Michael Jackson. On the Wall is produced with the cooperation of the Michael Jackson Estate.

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Art education in the exhibition

Daily, 11 a.m. to 17 p.m., there will be an art educator in the exhibition to speak with you about the works exhibited and the topics they convey, and to answer any questions you may have about them.

Admission tickets

Online ticket with a public transport ticket

€10/ €6.50 (concessions)

Admission + Catalog: 32 € (You save 10 €)

School groups enjoy free admission to the exhibition on Fridays (booking necessary)
Happy-Hour-Ticket: 7 € (available two hours before the museum closes; individual visitors only, all exhibitions.) Combined ticket for all exhibitions available. More information

Photographing

Photographing in this exhibition is allowed.

Show bibliography
Illustrations
  1. David LaChapelle, An illuminating Path (Ausschnitt), 1988, Courtesy of the artist © David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle, An illuminating Path (Ausschnitt), 1988, Courtesy of the artist © David LaChapelle
  2. Graham Dolphin, Thriller (Black and White), The Andy Warhol Museum, 2017Graham Dolphin, Thriller (Black and White), The Andy Warhol Museum, 2017Graham Dolphin, Thriller (Black and White), The Andy Warhol Museum, 2017
  3. Stills from King (A Portrait of Michael Jackson), 2005 by Candice Breitz,Courtesy: Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + KOW (Berlin)Stills from King (A Portrait of Michael Jackson), 2005 by Candice Breitz, Courtesy: Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + KOW (Berlin)
  4. A Michael Jackson Alphabet, 2017 by Donald Urquhart, Courtesy Maureen Paley and Herald Street, London; Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen© Donald UrquhartA Michael Jackson Alphabet, 2017 by Donald Urquhart, Courtesy Maureen Paley and Herald Street, London; Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen © Donald Urquhart
  5. Lorraine O’Grady, The First and Last of the Modernists, Diptych, 4 Gray (Charles and Michael), 2010, Courtesy the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Museumsmeile Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
53113 Bonn
T +49 228 9171–200

Opening hours

Mondays closed
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Thursdays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
(including public holidays even those which fall on Mondays)

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