Is the Jackson Memorial Pop Art?

Circus

A feature by Ted Anthony of the Associated Press looking at the phenomenon that was the Jackson Memorial. I got a little ink:

“It’s pop art. But just walking down the street in America today is pop art,” said John Tebeau, a New York artist who uses cartoon art to interpret popular culture in his paintings.

Was the whole thing too much of a circus? Or would MJ have wanted it the way it was? A public death like this must make a lot of us think about our own memorial services. Hunter Thompson had his planned out 30 years in advance, leaving strict instructions (and Steadman-sketched visual aides) to blow his ashes into the sky from a red cannon. Live with style, go with style.

The Cannon, by Ralph Steadman

The Cannon, by Ralph Steadman

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