In 1984, Andy Warhol painted Michael Jackson. When MJ was still alive, the painting - depicting him grinning in his red military jacket from the "Thriller" album - sold in May to an unidentified collector for less than $300,000. Then, the King of Pop died and the painting went up for grabs at a silent auction at Vered Gallery in East Hampton and was estimated to fetch anywhere from $1 to $10 million.
Well, a humble blogger's salary won't afford me Andy Warhol's portrait of MJ, but I am a big fan of both. So what did I do? I scouted eBay, my favorite site for all things unattainable, and I found a way to have the "rare" Michael Jackson print hanging on my naked living room wall before the auction ends August 18.