Remember last September when we got to see a fun painting, created by artist Dan Lacey, that featured President Barack Obama nude astride a unicorn? Well, it turns out that Lacey has turned his artful eye on another pop culture giant … the late King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson:
While the Obama piece was odd yet fun, these MJ paintings strike me as more odd and controversial. It appears that the image above features MJ in a Christlike pose but instead of wearing a crown of thorns, he is wearing a crown of pills. There are other paintings created by Lacey that feature MJ in other … odd (possibly NSFW) poses. Check ‘em out after the jump …
This first painting here seems to show MJ reaching up towards the hand of God while the shackles of his fame bust free. The second photo, of a nude MJ covering his genitals with his gloved hand, seems pretty self-explanatory. I’m not sure what the painting of a young Michael posing with rapper Tupac Shakur is meant to convey … and I find the last painting, of the pre-surgery MJ from the 80’s, being released from the dead body of the post-surgery MJ of the 00’s into the arms of Jesus Christ (who is wearing a sparkly glove) quite … interesting. Good art is meant to affect the viewer … so what do ya’ll think? Is this good art?