Elvis Presley

images for Elvis Presley
Exhibition Label
Red Grooms, like fellow Tennessean William Eggleston (whose work is also in this room), has often memorialized Elvis in his art. In this image, he arms Elvis with his trademark flashy apparel and accompanying guitar, but a slightly closer observation will yield several other components of Elvis's iconographic ensemble-the lip curl, the slick, combed-back hair, the omnipresent Cadillac, Graceland, and the stylized stage posture. One of the famous gates of Graceland is swung open behind the entertainer while a woman in a red dress and black high heels observes the singer from the porch of the mansion.
Grooms is to American art as Mark Twain is to American writing; he is the foremost humorist in his discipline. He is also a prolific artist who works in many media.
Topic
Exterior
Music\Musical instrument\Guitar
Architecture\Building\House
Vehicle\Automobile
Elvis Aron Presley: Male
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rock
Elvis Aron Presley: Military\Army
Portrait
National Portrait Gallery
Rights
© 2010 Red Grooms / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Artist
Red Grooms, born 7 Jun 1937
Publisher
Shark's Ink, Inc., founded 1976
Sitter
Elvis Aron Presley, 8 Jan 1935 - 16 Aug 1977
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 113.2 x 77cm (44 9/16 x 30 5/16")
Sheet: 113.2 x 77cm (44 9/16 x 30 5/16")
Mount: 117.2 x 81cm (46 1/8 x 31 7/8")
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Place
United States\Colorado\Boulder\Boulder
1987
Type
Print
Object number
NPG.93.48