Michael Jackson’s Children Donate His Artwork
On August 8, Michael Jackson's children donated some of their father's artwork to Children's Hospital Los Angeles in California. Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket (aka Prince II), 9, attended a ceremony along with their aunt, LaToya Jackson, and grandmother, Katherine Jackson, to donate the pieces of art that were created by the King of Pop himself.
A total of 13 autographed pieces were donated to the Children's Hospital, including some sketches of Mickey Mouse and Peter Pan, a character that Jackson had a special adoration for. Some of the pieces contained personal messages from Jackson's three children, including a sketch of a chair on which Blanket wrote, "My father's art and music always makes everyone happy. I love you Daddy." It seemed to be a bittersweet moment for the children, since they were donating the sketches to a good cause. However, they looked a bit sad at the idea of letting another piece of their father go.
During the event, LaToya Jackson said (via The Daily Mail), "You look at this, it makes you happy. They’re whimsical, they’re magical and there’s just joy and peace. I know that when you see this and the kids see it, it will bring some type of joy to them, and at the same time, I know it will bring joy to my brother as well."
The artistic works were donated by Brett Livingstone-Strong, an architect, sculptor and painter. When asked about his Jackson, who was a good friend, Livingstone-Strong said, "I believed his talent flowed over to become an incredible artist himself. He often dreamed of having an exhibit."
Look Through Pictures From the Ceremony