This Andy Warhol portrait of Michael Jackson appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, March 1984 when the singer was climbing the stairs to the epitome of his Genius. It is indeed a classic, and a very recognizable piece of contemporary art.
In my opinion, if two people had meant to meet, it would be Andy Warhol and Michael Jackson. Warhol’s indulgence to fame and his unique artistic abilities with an insider’s point-of-view made him a popular portrait painter among the celebrities. His modern take on art has influenced and inspired many. Jackson, on the other hand, was famous at an early age. King of Pop, globally acclaimed singer/songwriter, one of the best entertainers the music industry has ever seen and a world humanitarian all rolled in one. And, he took music to new levels and revolutionized dance. However the most important feat of the late singer was the day he was featured on MTV. He was the first black artist to be featured, thus breaking the conservative and unethical color barrier.
To this day, no one can beat the late singer. Even in death he is number one. And that can be said of Andy Warhol as well. Both were unusual and as eccentric as can be, famous and quite the revolutionists and lastly, despite of their quirkiness both died legends. Their legacy is a flame that will never die. Their Art is the truth, the light of the world. And this is how they’ll truly live forever.