Michael Jackson Portrait Auction Yields No Bidders
The only portrait the King of Pop ever sat for will remain with its owner – after an online auction of the work failed to attract any bidders. Auction of Michael Jackson’s portrait on eBay fell flat when the owner failed to receive a single bids for it.
The portrait — painted in 1990 — is a 50in by 40 in painting by Australian artist Brett-Livingstone Strong of Jackson wearing a red velvet jacket and clutching a journal.
The painting’s owner, Marty Abrams, anticipated the portrait, originally sold to Japanese businessman Hiromichi Saeki for $2.1 million in 1990, would go for over $3million in the auction, which required a minimum starting bid of $2.75 million.