Michael’s Soda Portrait
The huge portrait of Michael, that Sunland artist Seaton Brown created from one thousand, six hundred and eighty empty soda cans, named ‘A Tribute to the King of Pop,’ has been sold to Ripley Entertainment, which operates a chain of thirty-one Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not!’ museums in ten countries, including the one in Hollywood. Brown said the work fetched seven and a half thousand dollars – enough to cover the one thousand dollars he spent on raw materials (including about six hundred dollars worth of soda pop that he poured down the drain,) and earn him a decent wage for the five solid weeks he spent creating it, about a year and a half ago.
Edward Meyer, in charge of exhibits and archives for Ripley, which is based in Orlando, Florida, said Tuesday, that plans call for installing ‘A Tribute to the King of Pop,’ in the Hollywood museum in November.
Source: latimes.com & MJWN