Singer, songwriter, producer… and art collector. A series of items once owned by Michael Jackson, the king of pop music. It will be auctioned at Guernsey’s auction on October 23rd.
The auction includes bronze sculptures, malachite candlesticks, and the first contract for Steeltown Records signed by Jackson Jackson.
“Treasures Once Owned by Michael Jackson”
The “Treasures Once Owned by Michael Jackson” auction offers 80 items for fans and art lovers, including artworks that once decorated Neverland (the late singer’s California ranch and private theme park).
The auction items include a bronze statue of Peter Pan and a wooden model of Captain Hook’s ship. Both of which are estimated at between $30,000 and $40,000.
The latter has gifted to Michael Jackson by actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Art lovers can also bid for the rare bronze cast “Gloria Victis” made by French sculptor and painter Antonin Mercié, with an estimated price of US$75,000 to US$85,000.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. currently hold other statues from 1874.
What’s more in “Treasures Once Owned by Michael Jackson” auction?
The “Treasures Once Owned by Michael Jackson” auction also includes collector’s items and memorabilia from the King of Pop’s huge music career. Such as the first contract between the Jackson 5 band and the Steeltown Records label.
This historic document has signed by Joe Jackson is expected to sell for $50,000 to $100,000. Similarly, the acetate disc of Jackson 5’s first single can be sold for $10,000 to $20,000.
According to Artnet News, some of the lots in the auction were commissioned by Richard LaPointe, after a long legal battle with Julien’s Auctions and Jackson Manor. He bought these works.
The collector based in Quebec, Canada had bid for various items of Michael Jackson. Julian Auctions planned to sell between April 22 and 25, 2009.
This major auction which may have been sold at Julien’s Auctions for between $15 and $20 million. It has finally cancelled at the last minute at the request of Michael Jackson’s production company MJJ Productions .
Guernsey’s auction house said in a press release:
“Now, more than a decade later, the collector has decided to share Michael’s cherished items with the world and give fans the chance to own a piece of the King of Pop’s legacy.”