Michael Jackson’s White-Glove Treatment Can Be Yours (If You Pay Up)

The glittery glove Michael Jackson wore in the “Billie Jean” video is one of 2,000 items belonging to Michael Jackson that will be auctioned off next spring. Also for sale: the gates to Jackson’s former estate Neverland!

An array of treasures from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch ranging from Michael Jackson’s iconic white-jeweled glove to the grandiose entry gates to Neverland Ranch are up for sale in a tour de force auction boasting more than 2,000 items in a live auction conducted by Julien’s Auctions. Beginning with a highlights tour to major cities worldwide, Julien’s Auctions will host a 7 day museum quality exhibition at 9900 Wilshire adjacent to The Beverly Hilton open to the public on Tuesday April 14th through Monday April 20th, the auction begins on Tuesday, April 21st and runs through Saturday April 25th.

This monumental five-day auction to be conducted by Julien’s Auctions April 21st-25th, 2009 at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard adjacent to the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel, offers an astounding array of Fine & Decorative Art items, paintings and life size bronze and marble sculptures to Memorabilia from the Life & Career of Michael Jackson. The auction also includes Amusements, Arcade Games & Disneyana, Entertainment Memorabilia and Garden Statuary Furniture from the personal collection of Michael Jackson with a portion of the proceeds benefiting MusiCares®, a charity of The Recording Academy®. …

Neverland became an awe-inspiring wonderland containing larger-than-life superheroes, a custom made horse-drawn carriage and antique automobile replicas, top-tier 19th century paintings and sculpture, exquisite furniture and fine art, renowned international awards and Michael Jackson’s iconic concert costumes.

Just in case you think that his recent woes have hampered Jackson’s desire to be larger than life, check out the design of the auction’s catalog, which goes for $100/unsigned, $500/signed:

I’m sort of impressed that he’s still working that “King Of Pop” angle, although i guess it’s not like anyone’s really claimed that mantle.

Michael Jackson’s famous glittery glove for sale [AP]Michael Jackson – Billie Jean [Dailymotion]