July 15, 2008

Fiction is better than…

Filed under: Arts Center, Bay 3, Visitors Center — lessie @ 3:46 pm

What is your response?

I have a number of reactions to this piece, hanging and available for purchase at Bay 3, located in the Anderson Arts Center Warehouse. And I imagine that’s a big part of art — illiciting a reaction, an emotion. Don’t you agree?

Part of me LOVES the whimsy of this piece. The humor. Elvis truly is idolized and adored by some, as this piece seems to indicate. It also reminds me of Mexican folk art — the crown, the heavy frame. I also love the sheer audacity of it: the rhinestones, the naked figures holding the gold crown. It’s so 3-D, so out there. (UGH, can’t think of words to describe it.) Lucky is the person to take this Elvis home. 🙂

I wish I knew for sure the name of the artist.



  1. un hommage très kitch au King. J’aime beaucoup.
    a very kitsch homage to King. I like very much.

    Comment by Olivier — July 15, 2008 @ 6:34 pm

  2. fantastic! Great detail and well, the subject matter…the King!~

    Comment by ken — July 15, 2008 @ 8:58 pm

  3. In Austin, Texas there is a restaurant that has an Elvis bust wrapped in tin foil. Its a Tex-Mex place, not your first thought of Elvis lover… especially in the Live Music Capital. Chips and Elvis…

    Comment by Kristin — July 15, 2008 @ 9:14 pm

  4. I like it. You’re spot on with the Mexican influence. I suppose it might offend some with religious sensitivities, but I would (predictably) tell them to lighten up. 🙂

    Comment by Kris — July 15, 2008 @ 11:21 pm

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