Bristol (UK) based Aspects & Milestones Trust, a charity working with people with learning difficulties and mental health issues, has been given a rare first edition print of a portrait of Michael wearing dark glasses entitled ‘A Gentle Soul’, by the artist B.J. Chapman.
This most generous gift will be auctioned on behalf of the charities, after it has been displayed at Aspects & Milestones Trust’s Expressions 2009 creative arts week to be held at the Paintworks Event Space in Brislington from Tuesday, October 6th to Saturday, October 10th.
Entrance to the exhibition is free and opening hours are 11am to 5pm Tuesday – Friday and 11am to 12pm on the Saturday.
David Allford, a manager at Aspects & Milestones Trust, said: “This is a tremendously generous gift from B.J. and the portrait is really stunning. Visitors to our exhibition will be invited to make private bids for the work and we’re expecting interest to be very high. Michael Jackson was a real icon of our times and this is a very special way in which somebody can own a unique and individual image of him.”
For further details of Expressions 2009 and a free programme, call Tracy Robbins at Aspects and Milestones Trust on 01179 709 300.