An exhibition currently running at National Portrait Gallery features Michael Jackson-inspired art, with Mark Ryden‘s cover for the 1991 record “Dangerous” prominently featured. But it’s not just the original painting: Ryden crafted an entirely new work, “The King of Pop,” to house the piece.
Michael Jackson is a British artist currently exploring the luminogram process to capture monochromatic, abstract displays of light. For those who aren’t familiar, luminograms are images created by exposure of photosensitive materials to light without the intervention of an object. “No camera, no film, no objects – just light directed onto light sensitive paper in the darkroom,” explains Jackson.