Elvis Presley and Warhol's Fascination with the Cult of Celebrity

New York | 19 May 2022

In this video, explore Andy Warhol’s Elvis, to be offered as a highlight of The Contemporary Evening Auction May 2022, presented in partnership with CELINE. A gleaming visionary force, Andy Warhol's Elvis embodies the artist's singular ability to appropriate and manipulate familiar imagery to examine greater cultural currents and moments. Inspired by a publicity shot, Elvis Presley is adorned with a gunslinger for the western film Flaming Star and stands life-size, striking a pose that is instantly recognizable against the silver screen. Shimmering, the silver ground encapsulates the glistening brilliance of Hollywood, distinguished in Elvis by the exceptional silkscreen technique against the surface.

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