The cashing in on the death of Michael Jackson simply won't quit.
The New York Times reports that the owners of the famous Brett-Livingstone Strong portrait of Jackson, believed to be the only portrait for which he actually posed for, are trying to sell it while the market is hot.
According to the Times:
The portrait depicts Mr. Jackson dressed in red velvet holding a journal of thoughts and sketches. "We called it, 'The Book,'" Mr. Strong said. 'What are you going to put in 'The Book' today, Michael?'" The backdrop is Neverland, with an image of Tinkerbell. The painting has touches of Vermeer, as that was one of Mr. Jackson's favorite painters, Mr. Strong said.
The 40-inch by 50-inch painting was last sold for $2.1 million in 1990, and was later acquired by toy inventors Marty Abrams and John Gentilly.
The portrait is currently on display in the showroom of the Dancy-Power Automotive Group, a luxury car dealership in Harlem.