There will never be another music icon quite like Michael Jackson. So it was fitting when Hugo Boss announced the opening of a new exhibition in London that will celebrate the late King of Pop. With artists from all over the world participating in the exhibition, it’s a stunning celebration of the cultural impact he had on the world.

 

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‘Michael Jackson’ by Andy Warhol (1984). From the Smithsonian Institution.

 

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‘Equestrian Portrait of King Phillip II (Michael Jackson)’ (2010) by Keyhinde Wiley. From the Olbricht Collection.

 

‘Untitled #13: Elizabeth Taylor’s Closet’ by Catherine Opie (2012). Courtesy of the artist.

 

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‘Michael Jackson Rolling Stone (Black)’ by Graham Dolphin (2017). Courtesy of the artist.

 

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‘An Illuminating Path’ by David LaChapelle (1998). Courtesy of the artist.

 

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‘Wind (Michael/David)’ by Isa Genzken (2009). From the Hessel Museum of Art.

 

His career has left its mark on pop culture forever. Michael’s untimely death in June 2009 stunned the world. At the time of his death, he was one of the most critically acclaimed musical artists of all time, having sold 66 million copies of ‘Thriller‘ alone. His music video for the single had a massive impact on countless future musicians, and is the only music video to be accepted into the US Library of Congress.

‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall’ will be exhibiting at the National Portrait Gallery in London from June through to October. The collection of art comprises 40 artists from public and private collections all over the world. Curated by Dr. Nicholas Cullinan, the exhibition celebrates the tremendous talent that was Michael Jackson by looking closely at how he has inspired others in different mediums of art.