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PostSubject: Extremely Rare Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley Painting Goes to Auction   Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:17 am

Extremely Rare Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley Painting Goes to Auction

"The Lovers," an original Brett-Livingstone Strong painting of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley is scheduled for auction on eBay on October 22, 2010 with a10 day duration. Once reportedly commissioned by someone for $3,000,000 in 1995, this painting will now go on the market with the starting price of $1.00.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2010

"The Lovers," an original Brett-Livingstone Strong painting of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley is scheduled for auction on eBay on October 22, 2010 with a10 day duration. Once reportedly commissioned by someone for $3,000,000 in 1995, this painting will now go on the market with the starting price of $1.00.
There is a modest reserve to prevent an error or upset price as this auction will not be heavily marketed, relying chiefly on word of mouth and a viral online dissemination.
An anonymous collector, who acquired the painting, has chosen to auction "The Lovers" on eBay because of eBay's worldwide audience (Search eBay for "The Lovers, Michael Jackson
and Lisa Marie Presley"). "EBay's efficiency can achieve the market place's price discovery," explains the collector. He adds, "We contacted various established auction houses and had some difficulty because the artist simply does not have a well-established record of recent historic sales which is their primary tool before any consideration for consignment, no matter how beautiful, rare or culturally significant a work might be."
Mark Barisic, owner of an eBay Store, "Auctionbargainshere" and former Audit Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, will be conducting the auction. Barisic has nearly 10 years of experience selling on eBay, with approximately 10,000 sales and more than 4,000 positive feedback commentaries. His family has been in the collectibles market for almost 50 years.
"The Lovers" was inspired by John Waterhouses's "Hylas and the Nymphs," painted in 1897. The painting depicts a romantic couple, Jackson and Presley, surrounded by young fairy nymphs, in an enchanting forest lagoon filled with ferns and flowers. The painting depicts a moment in Greek mythology where Hylas is lured into the spring by the nymphs as showed by the nymph pulling Michael by the arm and into the spring. Jackson and Strong chose to create this painting due to Jackson's own persona of peace and love as the scene in the painting is as Jackson saw himself in Greek mythology and immortality. What has been perceived as a controversial painting is in fact a magical and romantic masterpiece of such depths that few have understood until now.
Strong, an artist, sculptor and painter, is well known for the creation of "The Book," (http://www.thebookportrait.com), and other significant works such as the U.S. Constitution Monument and the U.S. Presidential Monument (http://www.spiritoffreedomtour.org).
To bid on this piece please visit eBay.com and search for "The Lovers
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley". If you would like more information on "The Lovers" visit, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


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PostSubject: Re: Extremely Rare Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley Painting Goes to Auction   Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:28 am

About the pinting:


An Original Oil on Board by Brett-Livingstone Strong
(dimensions 58 "x 33" and framed 68 1/4" "x 43 1/2 ")

The painting depicts a romantic couple surrounded by young fairy nymphs, in an enchanting, forest lagoon filled with ferns and flowers. The young couple in the painting is Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley, who began their romance after an introduction by the artist. A small delicate fairy casts a beam of light on the two lovers. The exotic, colorful setting includes hummingbirds, butterflies, frogs, orchids, lilies and tropical flowers.
~~ This original oil painting is signed by the artist, dated '95 and elegantly framed. ~~
Michael and the Artist
Art and music are timeless. As it crosses cultural boundries, whether in words or in images, art has the power to speak the dreams of a generation. This power must be cherished, shared, respected, and above all, used for worthwhile endeavors. I am gratified to have affiliated with Brett Strong. He, like Michelangelo, is gifted, and like that great Renaissance artist, is a dynamic visionary.
~Michael Jackson


Michael portrayed in Greek mythology
A little known fact is that this artwork is a modern day remake of the world renowned painting by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) entitled "Hylas and the Nymphs" and painted in 1897. This scene has also been recreated by other artists, most notably by Henrietta Rae. You will find photos of both these works on this website. The painting depicts a moment in Greek mythology where Hylas is lured into the spring by the nymphs. Notice the nymph pulling Michael by the arm and into the spring. Michael and Brett chose to recreate this magical and mythical scene due to Michael's own persona of peace and love. It is as if Michael saw himself in Greek mythology and immortality. What has been perceived to be a controversial painting is in fact a magical and romantic masterpiece of such depths few have understood until now.

A brief history about Hylas: In Greek mythology, beautiful youth. He was the son of Theiodamas, king of the Dryopes, and friend of Heracles. Heracles took him along on the Argonauts Expedition. When they reached the shores of Mysia, Hylas went ashore to find water. He found a spring, but the Nymphs of the water lured him into the deep. Hylas fell in love with the nymphs and remained with them to share in their powers..





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