Jordan Wolfson, ‘Neverland’, 2001, Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, Miami

From the Catalogue:
An important early work in the boundary-pushing, multimedia artist’s body of work, Jordan Wolfson’s Neverland is a four-minute video of footage taken from Michael Jackson’s 1993 “Live from the Neverland Ranch” broadcast from which everything is erased besides Jackson’s eyes, arguably the only non-artificial element of his face. By covering the remaining image with a monochrome cream color matched from a pixel of his nose, Wolfson requires the viewer to derive a narrative from the expressive eyes that act as a window into Jackson’s soul. The inclusion of water, which serves as the unsettlingly serene soundtrack of this piece, is a common theme which the artist continues to explore.
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist

Oslo, 0047, Come Into the Open, March 2 - April 11, 2007 (another example exhibited)
Dusseldorf, Schmela Haus, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Jordan Wolfson, September 8, 2011 - January 15, 2012, pp. 26-36 (another example illustrated and exhibited)

Ashley Rawlings, "Interview with Jordan Wolfson", Tokyo Art Beat, September 30, 2006, online (another example illustrated)
Seamus Duff, "Jordan Wolfson", Wonderland, September 24, 2009, online

Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

About Jordan Wolfson