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On Monday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to paint a rarely seen picture of Michael Jackson, one detailed through the stars personal collection of artwork.
"Few have ever seen it until now," explained Morgan. "This is Michael's private world of paintings and portraits. We've been given rare and extraordinary access inside that hanger. Its location, as I say, has to remain a secret."
Guiding viewers through Jackson's supplies and materials, the host shows a quieter side to the "King of Pop."
"This is how the icon found happiness away from the stage and studio, with brushes, pencils and, in particular, watercolor," noted the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "He wanted to be known as an artist, not just the most famous entertainer in modern history."
Estimated to be worth upwards of nine figures, Jackson sketched everything from Peter Pan to the Statue of Liberty, obsessing, at times, over the number seven.
And he also found truth in the words of famed sculptor Michelangelo, clinging to a message that reads: "I know the creator will go, but his work survives. That is why to escape death, I attempt to bind my soul to my work."
In the words of Morgan, "Only in America": "Michael Jackson did not escape death, but his soul does live on in the music and art he created and above all, the lives he touched and forever changed."
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