If you ever wondered what type of art Michael Jackson was into, you’re now getting your first glimpse as to what adorned the King of Pop’s walls, and it has people talking. The painting, which can be seen in ‘Michael Jackson Opus: The Ultimate Celebration of an Icon,’ shows a bare chested Jackson nude save for a properly placed sheet around his groin, surrounded by cherubic angels. The multi-ethnic group of angels all male are placing flows in Jackson’s hair as he gazes off into the distance. Still, one expert defends Jackson despite many crying foul about the painting.

David Nordahl, who painted the angel painting titled ‘Michael’ and many others for Jackson upon demand, said that the King of Pop “thought it was great with a little ‘tongue-in-cheek’ flavor,” according to The New York Post.

Ian Halperin, who penned the best-selling Jackson biography ‘Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson,” tells PopEater that “Apparently, there are at least 75 other such artworks that … have yet to be revealed in public. The family, from what my sources tell me, are not thrilled at all by the release of these portraits.”

The Post went on to call the painting “weird” in its headline, leading with the line: “Thank heaven for little boys.” Similarly, The Huffington Post declares the painting “creepy.”

No matter how the press or fans view the paintings, Halperin says people shouldn’t start reaching for analogies with the painting. Other paintings that Nordahl did cast Jackson in the light of Peter Pan, King Arthur and a superhero.

Source from http://www.popeater.com/2009/12/07/michael-jackson-painting/