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Elvis Presley/Andy Warhol Portrait Auction

15 March 2012 1:41 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Elvis Presley: Double Elvis (Ferus Type) Elvis Presley as a cowboy as seen by Andy Warhol. Warhol's Presley Portrait "Double Elvis (Ferus Type)" will be sold to the highest bidder at Sotheby's on May 9. The 1963 portrait, owned by a "private collector," is expected to sell for anywhere between $30-50 million. As per Sotheby's, this is the first "Double Elvis" to appear on the market since 1995. And to think I had no idea there had ever been more than one Elvis despite his myriad imitators. In truth, Warhol painted 22 images of Elvis Presley, nine of which belong to various museum collections. Presley starred in about 30 films, mostly flimsy musicals (e.g., Blue Hawaii, Harum Scarum, Kissin' Cousins) featuring minor leading ladies as his love interest. Exceptions include the Westerns Love Me Tender (1956), with Richard Egan and Debra Paget, and Flaming Star (1960), with Barbara Eden and Dolores del Rio; the »

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