Profiles in History has acquired the original album art for the Jacksons’ Victory album by reknowned artist Michael Whelan. The framed 36" x 21" painting is being consigned by Whelan and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity from the artist. The painting will be part of the Profiles in History auction of Hollywood memorabilia scheduled for Oct. 1 and 2, and the auction house estimates the sale price at $40,000 to $60,000.
“My experience with Michael and the other Jackson brothers, while admittedly brief, was different from what I’ve been reading in the papers or seeing on TV broadcasts. My recollection of Michael was as an articulate, considerate, soft-spoken man, generous with his time and his compliments. His music has the power to unite us in sound, and I was fortunate to have had a part in the Victory album. I’ve held onto the painting he commissioned from me as a memento of those days, and for many years it has been hanging over the doorway to my studio. Now, I feel, it’s time for me to share it,” Whelan said.
The Victory album cover artwork depicts Michael Jackson wearing his iconic white illuminating glove. The glove will also be part of the Profiles in History auction in October.