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Los Angeles Children's Hospital Gets a Dozen Sketches Drawn and Signed by Michael Jackson
La Toya Jackson, right, stands with Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris Jackson with one of 13 pieces of artwork donated by the pop icon, Michael Jackson, unveiled at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, Monday, August 8, 2011. AP Photo/Nick Ut.
LOS ANGELES, CA (AP).- Sketches by Michael Jackson as well as a signed portrait of the entertainer will decorate the walls of Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Jackson's three children — Prince, Paris and Blanket — were on hand Monday to unveil the donated artwork. They include a dozen sketches drawn and signed by Jackson and a photographed portrait of him.

The works depicting Mickey Mouse, furniture and other objects were donated by Brett Livingstone-Strong, an artist and friend of Jackson's.

Former "Entertainment Tonight" host Mary Hart, a hospital trustee, arranged the donation. She says the sketches show a different side of Jackson.

The singer's sister, La Toya Jackson, says she believes the art will bring joy to children at the hospital.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.





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