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.
Elvis Presley and Warhol's Fascination with the Cult of Celebrity
New York | 19 May 2022