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As this article is being written it is almost five years since that day in June, 2009 when many mourned the passing of Michael Jackson. Of course, his legacy lives on with the many beloved songs he left behind.

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May, 2014 a posthumous collection of recordings titled Xscape debuted with opening week sales of 157,000.

If you are one of those fans who can't seem to get enough Michael, then you may choose to take a drive (or bike or walk or crawl or judgment) to LaBrea Ave just north of San Vincente Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. On the west side of LaBrea next to the Sparadise (1251 S LaBrea Avenue) the newest mural to grace this real estate is of Michael Jackson.

The mural of Michael is the creation of Thierry Guetta also known as Mr. Brainwash (often stylized as MBW), who gained notoriety outside the art world from the film, Exit through the Gift Shop.

The video included with this article is of Mr. Brainwash sharing his Michael Jackson experience, both while Michael was alive and now that the Jackson estate commissioned art from MBW to contribute to the Xscape recording.

At first glance looking head on at the mural, Michael's gaze and finger pointed directly at you, really pulls you in. Then an interesting phenomenon occurs. Look at the mural from the left. Then look at the mural from the right. See what you notice. Photos of the three different directions are included in the slide show just in case you can't make it over to LaBrea Avenue.

Your examiner didn't notice the phenomenon until she was home looking at the photos. If you feel you aren't "seeing" it and you'd like to know the answer, email Lori at She'll send you the answer. If you figured it out, please feel free to share it with your friends to test their observation skills.


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