Sunday, September 5, 2010
" THESE ARE MY KEEP SAKE, THESE ARE MY TREASURES "
" THIS WAS TO BE HIS LEGACY TO HIS CHILDREN
AND THE LEGACY IS BEING SOLD OFF "
HONG KONG — The auction house that is putting Michael
Jackson's memorabilia under the hammer in Macau has
dismissed accusations that the sale goes against the singer's
wishes, a report said Sunday.
More than 100 items once used by Jackson - including a pair
of crystal-studded gloves and a set of Jackson 5 jumpsuits
-- will go on a sale by US-based Julien's Auctions in the
glitzy gambling haven of Macau in October 9.
But in an interview with British tabloid Daily Star
in August, Jackson's former lawyer, Brian Oxman, said
the late star had tried to stop the auction, and the
sale in Macau would be tantamount to selling off his
"This is an outrage. Back in May of 2009 there was to
be an auction. Michael demanded it was stopped.
He never wanted this material to be auctioned,"
Oxman was quoted as saying to the tabloid.
"He would be furious. He would be turning in his grave.
This was to be his legacy to his children, and the legacy
of his children is being sold off," he said in the report.
In response, Darren Julien, president and chief executive
of Julien's Auctions, told the South China Morning Post
that Oxman was "only seeking publicity" in levelling
accusations against the auction house.
None of the items are consigned to us by the estate of
Michael Jackson. The items come to us from some of
Michael Jackson's family members and friends who he gave
them to when he was alive," Julien told the Hong Kong
"We would never and have never done anything that would
hurt them [the Jacksons] or that they would not be supportive
of Brian Oxman on the other hand is only concerned for himself,"
he told the Post.
"It's the best collection of Michael Jackson items that
we've ever assembled, and all come to us from his family
and from friends he gave them to," said Darren Julien,
chief executive of US-based Julien?s Auctions.
The items include a right-hand black crystal-studded glove,
a jacket Jackson wore during filming of a 1984 Pepsi commercial
in which he suffered serious burns in an accident, and white
cotton socks encrusted with clear crystals.
Also on display is an orange shirt he wore for the 1992 "Jam"
video session with basketball legend Michael Jordan and a
complete set of red-and-gold jumpsuits he and his siblings
-- collectively the Jackson 5 -- sported in the 1970s.
The exhibition continues in Tokyo until September 6
before travelling to Santiago, Chile. It then heads to
Macau for the auction of 115 items on October 9 at the
former Portuguese colony's Ponte 16 gaming resort.
Among some of the collection is :
Peter Pan drawing by Michael Jackson. Crayon on paper,
hand drawn and signed. Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
YOU CAN VIEW THE ITEMS HERE:
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