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Michael, 2002

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    About The Work

    Gary Hume's Minimalist portrait of Michael Jackson reveals only a portion of the musician's face, peering through a circular opening, and surrounded by a white border. In Michael, Hume employs his trademark bold shapes and strong planes to create a powerful representation of the King of Pop, whose face is so iconic that it is instantly recognizable even when cropped and reduced to its most essential elements.

    It was Michael Jackson's peculiarity and celebrity status that inspired Hume to create this portrait. Though the work is indicative of Hume's interest in misplacement and deformity—the ghostly white face, the doodled nose, the spidery lines on the cheeks and forehead—the image is neither grotesque nor farcical. Rather, it is highly personal and articulates an elegant, damaged beauty. "I tried to be as sympathetic as I could," says Hume. "I wasn't in any sense trying to ridicule him. I feel for him."

    About Gary Hume

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