Rather than a straightforward portrait the artist has tried to show three main aspects of his life. Firstly, a Stetson wearing celebrity, the smiling all American boy – his shirt made up from yellow roses on 32 cent stamps, the collar outlined with later 32 cent stamps representing the Statue of Liberty.
Secondly, a more colourful hugely successful singer with a golden microphone and a golden touch, America once more represented by stamps with stars and stripes depicted on his shirt.
Thirdly, stamps depicting Dracula fangs and tones of the blues show a sadder darker side, hinting at the troubles of a dysfunctional family and social life.
The brightly coloured background represents his colourful life where different colour vertical stripes represent both the bars of his imprisonment as well as musical bars.
Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity
Quality deep edge box canvas
Despatched within 5 working days