Outsider artist painting: Elvis Presley - by Harriet Young
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  • Elvis

  • 1993
  • Acrylic Gel
  • 21.5" x 27.5"

We’re familiar with the Graceland roof and it doesn’t look like that. Elvis is rockin’ out so hard that the rafters are All Shook Up, and it looks like the upstairs stained glass window won’t be around much longer either.

But beneath the genuine comic affection, could the megastar’s mangled mansion also be hinting at the darker side of what went on there?

Nah. Sometimes having a good time just means having a good time.

Anyway, that’s our story and we’re stickin’ to it.

Elvis movie photos from Jailhouse Rock and Harum Scarum as sources for Elvis Presley painting by Harriet Young
Left: Jailhouse Rock, 1957 (his best)
Right: Harum Scarum, 1965 (his worst)