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Michael Jackson's unseen sketches including self-portraits of the King of Pop to sell for £150,000

Mirror logo Mirror 05/11/2018 Paul Jollands
a woman wearing glasses: Artwork by Michael Jackson that's never been seen before is about to be sold © Getty Images Artwork by Michael Jackson that's never been seen before is about to be sold

Never before seen self-portraits by Michael Jackson have emerged for sale for £150,000 ($200,000).

The superstar made over 30 drawings of himself and other family members including his sisters LaToya and Janet Jackson.

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The intimate artwork dates from 1985 when he was at the peak of his career having released his Thriller album.

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He gifted his drawings, which are in black marker pen, to his plastic surgeon, Dr Steven M. Hoefflin.

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One sweet portrait of his sister Toya has the caption ‘little Toya, I love you’, while another shows Jackson as a child wearing a crown with the title ‘little me’.

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There is a drawing of his left hand next to which is written ‘ungloved’, a rare occasion he was without his signature white glove.

a drawing of a face © Credits: JuliensAuctions/BNPS

A child can be seen looking wistfully into the distance with the caption ‘little day dreamer’.

a drawing of a face © Credits: JuliensAuctions/BNPS

Another portrait which perhaps reflects his struggles with his own appearance and identity is entitled ‘the pains of adolescence’.

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And a young woman’s face has been drawn by Jackson, whose private life and relationships were a source of constant speculation, with the words ‘the girl I love’.

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Jackson has also written some poetry with one of the drawings which shows the side portrait of a face.

a close up of a map © Credits: JuliensAuctions/BNPS

He writes: “As you can see even though I am in the here and now my thoughts are far, far away.”

a drawing of a person © Credits: JuliensAuctions/BNPS

The drawings have been consigned for sale with American based auction house Julien’s.

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Martin Nolan, of Julien’s, said: “There are over 30 unseen drawings by Michael Jackson of himself and his sisters among others.

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“He gave them to his plastic surgeon Dr Stephen M. Hoefflin and they are now being sold for the first time.

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“It is an amazing collection.”

The sale takes place on November 9.

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