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. This work will be offered as a highlight in Sotheby's Contemporary Evening Auction, 19 May 2022.
The King of Rock transformed by the Prince of Pop Art
NEW YORK | 19 MAY 2022