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BLUE ELVIS

Porcelain Decorative panel

Manufacturer Weng Contemporary

design by
Andy Warhol Collection
Also in 1962, Andy Warhol produced a number of silkscreen renditions of Elvis Presley from a single photo. The image he used to represent Elvis was taken from a publicity still for the 1960 film Flaming Star. By selecting this particular shot, Warhol avoided giving us The King – or “Elvis playing Elvis” – and instead gave us Elvis in the role of a cowboy.
Warhol’s prediction that in the future everybody would be famous for at least fifteen minutes shows his fascination with the very fleeting quality of fame. By depicting Elvis in his cowboy getup, he has even made The King seem fleeting. With his gun pointed at the viewer, Elvis appears fierce at first glance, but this does not hide the eclectic and contrasting mix of ideas that the work embodies – Elvis the superstar vs. Elvis the “sub-star,” Elvis The King vs. Elvis the cowboy, and Elvis the rocker vs. Elvis the robber.
As with all of his depictions of stars, Warhol’s use of repeated motifs here, too, sheds light on the element of exhaustion in pop culture.

Blue Elvis - Enamel on porcelain.

Edition size: 49
Signature: Signed in glazen and numbered on verso, with certificate of authenticity by the editor.

Dimensions

51.0 x 51.0 cm

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Edition size:
49
Signature: Signed in glazen and numbered on verso, with certificate of authenticity by the editor

Porcelain Decorative panel BLUE ELVIS - Weng Contemporary

Porcelain Decorative panel BLUE ELVIS - Weng Contemporary
Porcelain Decorative panel BLUE ELVIS - Weng Contemporary

Porcelain Decorative panel BLUE ELVIS - Weng Contemporary
Porcelain Decorative panel BLUE ELVIS - Weng Contemporary

Porcelain Decorative panel BLUE ELVIS - Weng Contemporary
Porcelain Decorative panel BLUE ELVIS - Weng Contemporary

Porcelain Decorative panel BLUE ELVIS - Weng Contemporary
Porcelain Decorative panel BLUE ELVIS - Weng Contemporary

Porcelain Decorative panel BLUE ELVIS - Weng Contemporary
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