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A Look Michael Jackson's Art: Favored Drawings, Chairs

08/18/2011 02:55 pm ET | Updated Oct 18, 2011

It's not terribly surprising that Michael Jackson's much-contested art collection is estimated to be worth around $900 million -- but color us surprised when LA Weekly reported this week that the majority of the artwork is by the late King of Pop himself -- roughly 150 to 160 pieces.

In an exclusive look at his studio and art storehouse at Santa Monica's airport, we learn that the self-taught Jackson favored sketchbook drawings and rather bizarro recurring motifs such as "chairs, gates, keys and the number 7." He also produced portraits of his pet chimpanzee, Bubbles, George Washington, Paul McCartney and of himself.

For a full look at the art work and studio, click through to the LA Times.

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