ELVIS, 2000

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Created by Russell Young in 2000 in New York on an old press that used to be Andy Warhol's this bold colored screen print from the "Pig Portrait" series was used as part of a wheat pasting campaign in NYC in 2001.

Elvis Presley mugshot from 1970, in which the King of Rock ’n’ Roll kept his sunglasses on. Taken at the DEA in Washington after a visit to Nixon's White House, he was never under arrest he persuaded officers to let him pose.

Russell Young's "Pig Portraits" was a series of police mugshots of musicians, actors and political figures and he blew them up as bold, colorful, silkscreen, portraits including Sid Vicious, Elvis Presley, Jane Fonda, Malcolm X, Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra, and David Bowie.

Screen print on paper
36 x 24 inches

Open edition (not numbered), signed