MUSIC: PHOTOGRAPHY & GIFT BOOKS

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National Portrait Gallery

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Hardcover, 10.75 x 11 in. / 252 pgs / 120 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 55   

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

London, England
National Portrait Gallery, 06/28/18–10/21/18
Paris, France
Grand Palais, 11/01/18–02/01/19
Bonn, Germany
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn 03/01/19–07/01/19
Espoo, Finland
Espoo Museum of Modern Art, 08/01/19–12/01/19

"In this post-post-racial, post-Obama era of resurgent populism and Balkanized identity politics, it really does feel as though it matters — and matters more than anything else — whether you’re black or white. It does make for a particularly fascinating moment to re-evaluate Jackson’s image as a fundamentally “black” but simultaneously racially transcendent figure, or a monstrous desecration, depending on your perspective. Indeed, there is a push and pull between these running through the exhibition and the catalog that accompanies it." —Thomas Chatterton Williams, The New York Times

  

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Michael Jackson: On the Wall

Edited with text by Nicholas Cullinan. Text by Margo Jefferson, Zadie Smith.

"Thriller (Black and White)" by Graham Dolphin is courtesy of the artist © Graham Dolphin and reproduced from 'Michael Jackson: On the Wall.'

Icon as muse: Michael Jackson in art, from Warhol to KAWS

Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Michael Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in contemporary art. But while his impact on music, music video, dance, choreography and fashion is widely acknowledged, Jackson's considerable influence on contemporary art has remained an untold story. For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall brings together the works of more than 40 artists who have been drawn to Jackson as a subject.

The book is published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and explores new avenues for thinking about art and identity, encourages new dialogues between artists and invites audiences interested in popular culture and music to engage with contemporary art. Selected from both public and private collections and including pieces specially commissioned for the exhibition, the works range from painting to sculpture and from photography to installation.

The international selection of artists spans several generations and includes Rita Ackerman, Dara Birnbaum, Mark Flood, Isa Genzken, Maggi Hambling, Gary Hume, David LaChapelle, Glenn Ligon, Dawn Mellor, Catherine Opie, Grayson Perry, Donald Urquhart, Kehinde Wiley and Andy Warhol, among many others. With essays by Nicholas Cullinan, Margo Jefferson and Zadie Smith, the catalog not only asks why so many contemporary artists have been drawn to Jackson as a subject, but also why he continues to loom so large in our collective cultural imagination. Michael Jackson: On the Wall is produced with the cooperation of the Michael Jackson Estate.


"Thriller (Black and White)" by Graham Dolphin is courtesy of the artist © Graham Dolphin and reproduced from 'Michael Jackson: On the Wall.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Artforum

Devonte Hynes

This exhibition at teh National Portrait Gallery...explores Jackson's artistic impact and shine a light on those influenced by the singer-- who is, according to the institution, "the most depicted cultural figure in visual art."

Artnet

Henri Neuendorf

[Michael Jackson] was an inspiration, a model, a tragedy. I have never thought about him so much as in the last 24 hours, and shall never think of him again as I did before. That is a measure of this exhibition.

AnOther Man

Ted Stansfield

Brings together work from a huge variety of artists, who have all interpreted the musician’s legend and legacy in their own unique way.

CNN

Steve Dool

Works that offer diverse, complex and often personal interpretations of the entertainer.

New York Times

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Ambitious and thought-provoking…. As On the Wall makes clear, Jackson’s own face — through a combination of fame and relentless surgery — became a mask, reflecting our own biases and ideals while concealing a deeper truth. His art and lasting appeal, on the other hand, function as a reminder to consider our own disguises, and what we might gain by letting them go.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/16/2018

Michael Jackson, Michelangelo and David LaChapelle, 'On the Wall'

Michael Jackson, Michelangelo and David LaChapelle, 'On the Wall'

In Michael Jackson: On the Wall, the catalogue to the National Portrait Gallery's international blockbuster, Jackson is quoted, speaking of Michelangelo: "I always think that he was the most phenomenal artist and I love art. I think that if I could have met someone from the past it would be him. I think I understand what he was trying to say and do, even though he got criticized. He was a true artist. I would have loved to have a chat with him." Featured here is David LaChapelle's "American Jesus: Hold me, carry me boldly" (2009), one panel in a triptych of large-scale photographs using religious iconography to depict Jackson as a modern-day martyr, produced in response to the artist's death that year. continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/15/2018

KAWS on Michael Jackson, 'On the Wall'

KAWS on Michael Jackson, 'On the Wall'

"Interview magazine, September 2009," by KAWS, is reproduced from Michael Jackson: On the Wall, published to accompany the blockbuster exhibition currently on view at the National Portrait Gallery, London—the first exhibition to examine Jackson’s previously undocumented impact on contemporary art, beginning with Andy Warhol (who was the first artist to depict Jackson, in the early 1980s). When Jackson died in 2009, KAWS was commissioned to make a cover that would pay tribute. "One of the strongest images that I associate him with is the glove," KAWS is quoted. "I always loved how he could take normal articles of clothing such as a white glove, red leather jacket, shoes and claim them as elements of his identity so wherever you see them in the world they bring your thoughts back to Michael." continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS

Michael Jackson: On the Wall

MICHAEL JACKSON: ON THE WALL

Edited with text by Nicholas Cullinan. Text by Margo Jefferson, Zadie Smith.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

ISBN: 9781855147119 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 8/28/2018
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ART & VINYL

Edited by Jeffrey Fraenkel, Antoine de Beaupré.

FRAENKEL GALLERY/EDITIONS ANTOINE DE BEAUPRé

ISBN: 9782912794291 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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Astrid Kirchherr with the Beatles

ASTRID KIRCHHERR WITH THE BEATLES

Introduction by Vladislav Ginzburg. Text by Maurizio Guidoni.

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ISBN: 9788862085748 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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The Verve: Photographs by Chris Floyd

THE VERVE: PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRIS FLOYD

Edited by Dave Brolan. Foreword by Michael Holden. Introduction by Chris Floyd.

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526532 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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My Ramones: Photographs by Danny Fields

MY RAMONES: PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANNY FIELDS

Text by Danny Fields, Michael Stipe, Seymour Stein, David Johansen.

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526556 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 3/27/2018
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Michael Stipe: Volume 1

MICHAEL STIPE: VOLUME 1

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862085915 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 5/22/2018
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Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance

SONIC REBELLION: MUSIC AS RESISTANCE

Edited with text by Jens Hoffmann. Foreword by Elysia Borowy-Reeder. Text by Marsha Music, Joel Peterson, Robin K. Williams.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, DETROIT

ISBN: 9780979199172 | US $29.00

Pub Date: 5/22/2018
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The Beat Scene

THE BEAT SCENE

Edited by Tony Nourmand, Michael Shulman. Essay by Jack Kerouac.

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ISBN: 9781909526266 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 7/24/2018
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