OFF THE WALL: Speaking of Pierre Bergé: How many degrees of separation are there between him and the late Michael Jackson? None. A collection of long-hidden, unpublished photographs of the pop superstar by French photographer Arno Bani will be auctioned off at Pierre Bergé & Associés in Paris on Dec. 30. Bani’s photos were originally intended to be used for Jackson’s 2001 “Invincible” album. The starting bid for each airbrushed, sci-fi-like image will be set at 1,000 euros, or $1,310 at current exchange.
— Miles Socha