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Michael Jackson's Last Art Purchase

6/29/2009 7:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson bought some pretty expensive art two weeks before he died.

MIchael Jackson Art

On June 11, Jackson purchased a picture of the Wicked Witch of the West, a painting called "The Donut Queen," and a painting called "Play Ball." The artist for all three works was Nelson De La Nuez. Jackson plunked down $13,000 for the three items, which were delivered to his home on June 15.

We're told Jackson was "obsessed" with the Wicked Witch painting.

Here's the weirdest part. Someone from AEG handled the money side of the transaction. We have the bank wire -- AEG dealt directly with the art seller.

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hamilTonyan    

first

1907 days ago
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ILuvMJ4eva    

yall get too much damn info.

1907 days ago
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tired of hearing about MJ    

WOW i've never seen a diddler get so much praise i love how now that hes dead that everything he did in the past is forgotten

1907 days ago
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Brittany    

That's really cute.


and TMZ really needs to stop trying to find EVERY scrap of info on this man!
Let him rest!

Who cares who bought the art... why is it even a topic?

1907 days ago
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hamilTonyan    

Kind of suspicious the governors affair was the last story to hit TMZ then michael passes?

1907 days ago
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mrs h    

Why does it surprise anyone? I should imagine AEG were bankrolling him for everything on the back of this tour.

1907 days ago
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Alibaba    

I wouldn't pay $5 for that. Nor would I hang it in my home! I really think MJ was insane!

1907 days ago
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Michelle    

keeping all the cds and memorabilia.....joe jackson is laughing all the way to the bank.....and al sharpton is in line with him

1907 days ago
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tired of hearing about MJ    

TIME TO BOYCOTT TMZ IT SEEMS THAT ITS THE OFFICAL MJ NIPPLE SUCKING SITE I HOPE HE ENJOYS HELL IT SHOULD BE WARM ENOUGH FOR HIM ONLY DOWN SIDE IS ALL THAT PLASTIC MELTING MUST BE MAKING A MESS OF THE PLACE

1907 days ago
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Jewels    

This child hunting freak preyed on Children! What is wrong with everyone? Next we'll be doing a tribute to OJ for cripes sake!

1907 days ago
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The REAL DEAL    

More pictures with little children . . .pattern continues. The OBAMA pictures, great fire wood. The Wicked Witch, I will take that one as The Wizard of Oz was one of the best movies ever made.

1907 days ago
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MJ is ♥    

TMZ, HOW in the world do you get this stuff?




1907 days ago
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nindy    

ACTUALLY THAT IS NOT A BAD PRICE FOR THE ART. AT OUR LOCAL ART GALLERY HERE IN THE MIDWEST FOR A LOCAL ARTISAN YOU 600 TO 1200 FOR A PIECE OF ART. THAT WOULD HAVE MADE EACH PIECE APPROXIMATELY 4000 A PIECE. I TOOK CARE OF A LADY WHO HAD ART WORK IN HER HOUSE THAT WAS 10,000 AND HIGHER. WHICH SHE HAD PICASSO ORIGINALS TOO, BUT MY POINT BEING IF YOUR AN ART COLLEVTOR 4000 IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. MY FAVORITE ARTIST TO ADMIRE THE SKILL OF PAINTING IS DALI, I COULDNT HANG MOST OF HIS EITHER SO I JUST STICK TO MONET AND MANET IN THE MIDWEST ITS MORE SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE.

1907 days ago
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Twinker    

Didn't he have a huge collection of "Wiz" and "Wizard of OZ" stuff...????

1907 days ago
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stupid women & the religious right    

seriously? i think i'm going to have to agree with the posts above.. enough is enough TMZ. I'm not about to start draggin his personal life into anything, but people die. His contributions to the music industry were celebrated consistently throughout his life, despite the accusations against him. Let this one go already!

1907 days ago
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