Jackson to be honored at N.Y. subway stop

Feb. 16, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's 1987 music video "Bad" is to be commemorated with an artistic tribute at the Brooklyn, N.Y., subway station where it was shot, officials said.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese directed the iconic clip.

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership local development corporation told the New York Post it is planning to pay homage to the late pop star by installing "Bad"-themed artwork at the entrance to the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station. Still in the planning stages, it is unclear what form the artwork will take and which artist will create it.

"We see this as a great opportunity to potentially establish Hoyt-Schermerhorn's role in American pop culture and as a tourist destination to attract people to a part of Downtown Brooklyn already rapidly growing," Joe Chan, president of the partnership, told the Post. "The art could be the size of a huge mural and possibly rely on lights and projection at nighttime."

The newspaper said the plan doesn't need to be approved by city officials because the artwork would be installed on privately owned property at the entrance of the station and the owners have already agreed to allow it as long as they like the proposed artwork.

Jackson died June 25 at the age of 50. His personal physician has been charged with and pleaded innocent to involuntary manslaughter for allegedly administering lethal levels of the anesthesia propofol and sedatives to the singer.

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