Michael Jackson

The Kehinde Wiley Portrait Michael Jackson Commissioned

In 2007 artist Kehinde Wiley received voicemails saying that Michael Jackson was trying to reach him. “I ignored them because quite honestly I thought it was a prank” says Wiley. After some further research it turned out the calls were real. Michael Jackson was actually interested in a commissioned piece by Kehinde Wiley. Wiley mixes images of classical royal portraiture with images of contemporary black culture.