It doesn’t happen often that a teen without any music records to her name features in Rolling Stone. Yet Paris Jackson, daughter of the late King of Pop, graces the magazine’s February 2017 cover. Her striking semi-religious portrait reflects the artistic vision of David LaChapelle (1963). Here’s a closer look at some of the symbolism and imagery LaChapelle may have used.
Imagine you’re part of a Vogue photo shoot with Michael Jackson. Tightly wrapped around his body, your sleek, shining curves catch the light and make people wonder who you are. Or rather, what you are. But that doesn’t bother you. After all, you’re a piece of art. You’re the Tangle Museum Chrome.
Michael Jackson the painter. That’s what ‘Kunstwerke von Michael Jackson: Die unbekannte Seite eines Weltstars’ is all about. Those who have followed Jackson’s career know that he didn’t just sing, but also tried his hand at other forms of art: drawing and painting, for example. Swiss company Artlima AG – with ties to former Jackson manager Dieter Wiesner – has published over 80 of Jackson’s sketches and drawings in a new full-colour publication.