Andy Warhol’s Jackson portrait up for auction

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A Michael Jackson portrait by Andy Warhol is set to be auctioned in the New York.

The 1984 painting will be on show ahead of the sale at London’s British Music Experience, inside the O2 Arena, where the singer had been due to perform.

Janet Lehr, partner at the Vered Gallery, agents for the seller of the Jackson artwork, said: “This Andy Warhol portrait brings together the uncontested King of Pop Art with the uncontested King of Pop. The portrait was painted at the height of their careers and is a celebration of two of the great talents in global cultural history.”

Warhol was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. He experimented by creating artworks from mass-produced images from American popular culture.

He died in 1987, following a gall bladder operation.