Michael Jackson's glove set for $20,000 auction
A single white glove worn by Michael Jackson is up for auction this week through Nate D. Sanders.
Dated circa 1984, the glove is covered with hand-sewn rhinestones and was part of Jackson's signature look throughout much of his career. When asked in 1999 about the style, he simply replied''Why one glove? Cooler than two.''
Jackson gifted the glove to his friend, artist Paul Bedard, who created more than a dozen specially-commissioned paintings for the singer's Neverland Ranch. Bedard's artworks featured depictions of famous historical figures, including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Albert Einstein and even ET, wearing sunglasses and a matching white glove.
As one of the most iconic pieces of memorabilia from the King of Pop, who was often referred to in the press simply as 'the gloved one', the single white glove is expected to sell for more than $20,000.
The sale will also give Jackson fans the chance to acquire the prototype black jacket created for the BAD album cover. Featuring an array of buckles, straps, zips and studs, the jacket was the prototype designed for Jackson to try on before the eventual jacket, which featured on both the album cover and in the video for its title track, was made. Instantly recognizable, the jacket is
offered with a minimum bid of $10,000.
Further notable lots from the auction include Formula 1 racing suits worn by Mika Hakkinen, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso; Olympic gold medals from the Summer Games in 1908, 1912 and 1928; a selection of undergarments worn by Queen Victoria; a document signed by George Washington; and Johnny Carson's original mug from his desk on The Tonight Show.
Bidding on the Nate D. Sanders auction ends on Thursday July 30 at 5pm Pacific.
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