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Michael Jackson-inspired Warhol, Koons and triptych

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By Deborah Netburn

Here we show you not Michael Jackson the artist but Michael Jackson as art. The self-proclaimed King of Pop served as an inspiration for plastic figurines, decorative car hoods and this sculpture titled “Michael Jackson and Bubbles,” by Jeff Koons. It sits in the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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Michael Jackson dolls. Like much of the art featured here, these came from Jackson’s personal collection and were displayed for the public during the almost-auction of his belongings in spring 2009. (The auction was ultimately called off.) (Gabriel Buoys, AFP/Getty Images)
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The singer, dressed as Peter Pan, painted on the hood of a car. This was also from Jackson’s personal collection. (Gabriel Buoys, AFP/Getty Images)
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Michael Jackson wax figure, also from his personal collection. (Gabriel Buoys / AFP/Getty Images)
Items belonging to pop star Michael Jackson to be auctioned.
The King of Pop. (Paul Buck /EPA)
Items belonging to pop star Michael Jackson to be auctioned.
Michael Jackson statue from his personal collection. (Paul Buck/ EPA)
Items belonging to pop star Michael Jackson to be auctioned.
Robot Jackson. (Paul Buck / EPA)
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Another view of Jackson as robot. (Kristian Dowling / Getty Images)
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A promotional poster of the “King of Pop.” (Mark Ralston, AFP/Getty Images)
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A portrait of Michael Jackson and his chimp Bubbles.  (Mark Ralston, AFP/Getty Images)
A triptych by David Nordhal featuring Michael Jackson as a knight.
A triptych by David Nordhal featuring Michael Jackson as a knight.  (Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty Images)
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