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Hollywood stars exhibition in Macau
The “Rock the World” exhibition opened yesterday at the Ponte 16 Resort. A collection of over 100 items from the biggest stars in modern films and pop music are displayed at the resort until May 26, but some selected items will only be exhibited until May 9.
“Rock the World” is organised by Julien’s Auctions and Macau is the first stop on their world exhibition tour. The items will go to other museums and locations and end up in an auction in Las Vegas, on June 24 to 27.
The majority of the items belonged to Michael Jackson and his family, but other stars are also represented, such as “Superman” Christopher Reeve, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Madonna and “Titanic” leading lady Kate Winslet. In addition, the exhibition includes a series of costume and props from the film “Star Trek”.
Michael Jackson’s items are the highlight. The exhibition includes treasures from the “King of Pop”, such as stage costumes, hand-drawn pictures and a collection of Italian furniture intended for his residence during the London “This Is It” concert, planned before he passed away.
Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien’s Auctions, said yesterday this would be the first of a long partnership with Ponte 16.
“Asia is becoming a very important market for us. Now with our partnership with Ponte 16 we intend to have more exhibitions like this. It is a way to bring Hollywood to Asia and these items were consigned to us directly from the celebrities themselves,” he stressed.
“This is not just a world class exhibition, this is a way for fans and collectors to invest in pop culture. The collection of western pop culture has global interest and not just in the States or in Europe. Asia is becoming a really strong market,” he added.
In February, the Ponte 16 Resort opened the “MJ Gallery”, displaying a white rhinestone glove worn by Michael Jackson when he premiered his “Moonwalk” dance move. Both exhibitions have free admission.
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