Metzingen, March 15, 2018. From June 28 through October 21, 2018, HUGO BOSS will be sponsoring “Michael Jackson: On the Wall” at the National Portrait Gallery in London, curated by Dr. Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery. The major new exhibition is the first to explore the influence of Michael Jackson on contemporary art.
“Michael Jackson: On the Wall” will bring together the works of over 40 artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the occasion. The exhibition will not only ask why so many contemporary artists have been drawn to Michael Jackson as a subject, but also why he continues to loom so large in our collective cultural imagination. It will explore the impact and influence of the musician on contemporary artists and the continued interest in him as a major cultural figure.
The selection embraces works by some of the most important contemporary artists working today, alongside emerging artists. Featured artists include Rita Ackerman, Dara Birnbaum, Candice Breitz, Mark Flood, Isa Genzken, Gary Hume, David LaChapelle, Paul McCarthy, Catherine Opie, Andy Warhol, among many others.
On the occasion of the cooperation with the National Portrait Gallery and in the context of the exhibition, selected pieces from the BOSS Collection will be inspired by this exhibition. Further details are due to be published shortly.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, HUGO BOSS and the National Portrait Gallery will be hosting a private view of the exhibition on June 26.
Further information on the company can be found at group.hugoboss.com.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Hjördis Kettenbach
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 7123 94-83377
Fax: +49 7123 94-80237