Until 2005, Michael Jackson (1958-2009) lived on his "Neverland Ranch" property in Santa Ynez Valley, California, before he fled to the Kingdom of Bahrain after being acquitted of child abuse charges. On the 1100 hectare property he left numerous statues with playful motifs, in which children often played a central role.
After his death these statues went under the hammer, 28 of them were purchased in a package by an unknown collector. This collection was not heard of again until 2021, when its owner attempted to resell it for the princely sum of $2.5 million. However, this attempt was initially unsuccessful.
As the magazine "TMZ" now reports, the collector now seems to be trying again to transfer the works of art into new hands. In order to avoid another failure, this time they will not be offered as a complete package, but should be available individually. The art trading platform "Noble Art Lovers" based in Dubai will take over the announced sale.
As stated on their website, "You have the opportunity to be proud to own a piece of history. You can experience a part of Michael's kingdom, add it to your home, or even display the pieces in an exhibition for everyone to enjoy - Your imagination is the limit."
The objects of the "Neverland Collection" for sale are listed on the website with a picture and non-binding price information. Prices range from $15,000 to $150,000 with one odd bargain. This is a plastic Minnie Mouse figure with a broken ear that is being sold for $3,000.