One of several extraordinary portraits of Michael Jackson currently being exhibited at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York City by David LaChappelle. Longtime admirers of LaChappelle’s work, will note the reappearance of the angel wings that were once almost his trademark in the 1980s.
Shown for the first time in New York is part of a series which began over a decade ago including three large-scale photographs depicting Michael Jackson as a modern day martyr. Of all of the subjects LaChapelle has portrayed, Jackson unquestionably lived one of the most epic and dramatic lives of our time. Such sentiment is shown with biblical connotations and is hauntingly represented in these images.