Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Never-before-seen portraits of Michael Jackson shot by French
photographer Arno Bani in 1999 will hit the block this October
at the Pierre Berge Associes auction house.

In one of the photographs revealed to the press, titled simply
"Michael Jackson's Blue Eye," Jackson is seen posing solemnly
in a studded black blazer with a glittery blue circle enveloping
his left eye. The 12 prints, each numbered "one of one," will be
up for auction October through December with an opening bid
of 1,000 Euros. Fifty contact boards from the photo session will
also be auctioned off.

According to the AFP, Jackson entrusted Bani to photograph
him after seeing Bani's work in the Sunday Times' Style magazine.
Bani's shots were originally destined to become artwork on Jackson's
final studio album, 2001's Invincible, but the record company
ultimately decided on other imagery.

The auction house has indicated the photographs will be published
in undisclosed locations worldwide in October.

Exceptional auction of Michael Jackson’s unpublished portraits
The unique testimony of an artistic free hand given to Arno Bani.
Michael Jackson by ARNO BANI

© Vente aux enchères Pierre Bergé & Associés ­ Arno Bani ­ 2010

1 comment:

  1. to be from 1999,,they look older than that meaning looks more like 2009 or even 2010,pics,,maybe it's me,,he looks older than what he really looked like back in 99,,,maybe it's me idk,,,,,i have to look at some pics from 99