Elvis Presley

October 12, 2018
New York, USA

Elvis Presley (1962) by Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol experimented enormously with all the great icons of American culture. And among them could not miss Elvis Presley. He dedicated several works to him. In this, we see the musician and actor in an image dressed as a gunman of the Far West as in one of his films.

For its development, Warhol used a material as industrial as aerosol spray with which the cars were painted.

The truth is that somehow the most representative painter of Pop Art felt identified with the king of rock & roll. A character who was a young man of very humble origins and thanks to his musical talent becomes a being adored by the masses, in many moments with attitudes that border on hysteria.

With that Warhol could find similarities in his artistic career, but also with the other side of these idols, his darker face. That in which they suffered deep depressions, they abused drugs and also alcohol.


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