Never before seen self-portraits by Michael Jackson have emerged for sale for £150,000 ($200,000), The Mirror reports.
The superstar made over 30 drawings of himself and other family members including his sisters LaToya and Janet Jackson.
The intimate artwork dates from 1985 when he was at the peak of his career having released his Thriller album. He gifted his drawings, which are in black marker pen, to his plastic surgeon, Dr Steven M. Hoefflin.
One sweet portrait of his sister Toya has the caption ‘little Toya, I love you’, while another shows Jackson as a child wearing a crown with the title ‘little me’.
There is a drawing of his left hand next to which is written ‘ungloved’, a rare occasion he was without his signature white glove.
A child can be seen looking wistfully into the distance with the caption ‘little day dreamer’.
Another portrait which perhaps reflects his struggles with his own appearance and identity is entitled ‘the pains of adolescence’.
And a young woman’s face has been drawn by Jackson, whose private life and relationships were a source of constant speculation, with the words ‘the girl I love’.
Jackson has also written some poetry with one of the drawings which shows the side portrait of a face. He writes: “As you can see even though I am in the here and now my thoughts are far, far away.”
The drawings have been consigned for sale with American based auction house Julien’s. Martin Nolan, of Julien’s, said: “There are over 30 unseen drawings by Michael Jackson of himself and his sisters among others.