Michael Jackson's children give singer's art to hospital
Artwork is 'whimsical' and 'will bring some type of joy' to the patients at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, says La Toya Jackson.
Tue, Aug 09, 2011 at 12:06 AM
POP STAR MONUMENT: A king size granite tribute to Michael Jackson stands at the family's old home to mark the one-year anniversary of his death, in Gary, Indiana, June 2010. (Photo: ZUMA Press)
LOS ANGELES — The children of the late "King of Pop" Michael Jackson have delivered 10 pieces of art by their famous father to the Los Angeles Children's Hospital.
Prince, 14; Paris, 13; and Prince Michael — also known as "Blanket," age nine — signed some of the artwork by their late father, who died on June 25, 2009 at age 50.
The artwork was donated by Brett-Livingstone Strong, an artist and friend of the Jackson family, who had them in his private collection.
"You look at this, it makes you happy," said Michael Jackson's sister La Toya at a ceremony at the hospital.
"They're whimsical, they're magical and there's just joy and peace," she continued.
"I know that when you see this and the kids see it, it will bring some type of joy to them, and at the same time, I know it will bring joy to my brother as well."
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Jackson's mother Katherine also attended the ceremony.
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