Michael Jackson. On the Wall
22. März bis 14. Juli 2019

Michael Jackson, one of the most successful recording artists of all time, also has the distinction of being the most depicted cultural figure; an inspiration for an extraordinary array of leading artists – from Andy Warhol and Isa Genzken to David Hammons and Glenn Ligon – working in a variety of styles and media. This book, which accompanies a major exhibition, examines their artistic responses to an enduring international icon.

Nicholas Cullinan with essays by Margo Jefferson and Zadie Smith
Format 280 x 275 mm
Illustrations: over 120
Extent 252pp


Michael Jackson: A Celebration

“Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it – my music – I know I will live forever.” Michael Jackson
This remarkable collection of images, drawn from a wide variety of sources, charts the life of an extraordinary artist – from his emerging fame as a child prodigy singing alongside his brothers in the late sixties and seventies, to his status as an international superstar. Pages recalling his early years with the Jackson 5 are followed by a section of photographs of Michael alongside famous friends, collaborators and admirers. There are dynamic shots of the King of Pop at the height of his powers as a solo artist and poignant images from his final months, publicising and rehearsing for the ultimately unrealised ‘This Is It’ concert series.
The photographs are complemented by a selection of quotations by Michael himself, and by many of the friends and associates who knew him well. The book also includes a select discography and a chronology that highlights key moments in Michael’s career.

Format 170 x 140mm
Illustrations Approx. 100
Extent 176pp Binding Paperback with flaps
Category Pop Culture/Music Word
Count 5,000 words

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