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King of Pop (#135) 1991 - 2018
Acrylic on panel with wood carving, 82” x 74”
Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Image: Mark Ryden, King of Pop (#135), Acrylic on panel with wood carving, 1991-2018, 82" x 74" Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Mark Ryden: Michael Jackson: On the Wall
at Bundeskunsthall, Bonn, Germany

March 22, 2019 – July 14, 2019

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.

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. 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.

Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
Museumsmeile Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
53113 Bonn
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Michael Jackson: On the Wall
The exhibition will travel to the following venues throughout 2018 – 2019
National Portrait Gallery, London, England, Jun 28 – Oct 1, 2018
Paris Grand Palais, Paris, France, Nov 23, 2018 – Feb 14, 2019
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany, March 22 – July 14, 2019    [ more information ]
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland, August, 2019    [ more information ]