Crazy, egocentric or not, no one can deny that Michael Jackson had a great taste in art; he was also a very willing subject. And for some one so iconic to be game for art-experimentation is like a golden egg for equally indulgent artists. And so Jeff Koons’ fascination with MJ does not come as a surprise. Off the four statues commissioned for the dancing sensation, the golden sculpture has been one of the most famous creations by Koons. When it didn’t come under Sotheby’s hammer in 2001, it fetched an impressive $5,615,750. With the King of Pop now dead, the number could easily double today.
The other three statues in the collection is are scattered: one is a part of the Broad collection, one is at the Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens and the last of the collection is on display at San Francisco’s Museum of Contemporary Art.