First it’s hard to imagine that it has been almost one year already since Michael Jackson’s death. To me the tragic event seems to have taken place just a short while ago and I think the world is still reeling from it. I feel there is no other artist that is comparable to him today and the loss to the music industry is massive.
A French photographer Arno Bani is auctioning 12 unseen before new photos of Michael in December. This photo below is on the site and is pretty incredible. It’s one of the 12:
Michael Jackson photos to be auctioned in Paris
(AP) – 1 day ago
PARIS — A Paris auction house says it plans to put 12 never-before-published portraits of Michael Jackson on the block in December.
The portraits were shot by French photographer Arno Bani in 1999. One of them, called “Michael Jackson’s Blue Eye,” depicts Jackson with a sad expression and a blue ring around his eye.
Jackson contacted Bani, only 23 years old at the time, after seeing his fashion photography in a newspaper.
Auctioneer Frederic Chambre said Tuesday that the bidding is expected to start at euro1,000 ($1,228) for each portrait.