Considering the impact the King of Pop had on the world, homages found at the Art Basel Miami Beach—including this Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II—will be anything but far and few in between. Although, this particular painting is more than just a tribute.
Michael Jackson himself commissioned this portrait after seeing Kehinde Wiley’s work at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. After agreeing in 2008 to create this outstanding masterpiece, Wiley naturally decided to finish it after Jackson’s death.
An impressive feat, the Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II would certainly have been welcomed by the King of Pop with joy. It depicts Michael Jackson at the height of his career.