No 33 Henry LeutwylerSwitzerland (1961)
Neverland Lost, A Portrait of Michael Jackson
In February 2009, a few months before Michael Jackson’s death and after the announcement that the star’s belongings would be publicly auctioned, Henry Leutwyler was sent to California by a magazine to photograph Jackson’s legendary glittery white glove. On site, he discovered an enormous warehouse with piles of boxes filled with thousands of artefacts belonging to the eccentric owner of the Neverland ranch. Like a posthumous inventory, he produced a strangely prophetic series depicting a man torn between his flamboyant public persona and a troubled private life. These still life images are exhibited in front of Salle del Castillo, a photographic tribute to the King of pop and his eccentricities.
Original scenography by Images Vevey in association with the artist
The photographs in this series are drawn from the book “Neverland Lost, A Portrait of Michael Jackson”, published by Steidl in 2010.