Rolf Harris – ‘Blue Elvis’ new Limited Edition print

July 9, 2007 on 6:01 pm | In Famous Artists, Figurative Art, New Releases, Rolf Harris | 5 Comments

Popular Australian born artist Rolf Harris has released a new Limited Edition print for July 2007, his first this year, to the UK and Worldwide art market. ‘Blue Elvis’ is a fitting tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley and was painted to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Elvis’s passing in 1977. Rolf talks about what made him paint Elvis:

Blue Elvis by artist Rolf Harris

‘My Wife and I have a very dear friend who has been a huge Elvis Presley fan since he was a child. He seems to know every song that Elvis ever sang, let along recorded. In conversation with him a couple of years ago, I found out, to my amazement, that it would soon be thirty years since Elvis passed away and I thought that this remarkable man, on stage, in his trademark white jumpsuit, would make a wonderful painting.

Photograph of artist Rolf Harris

Well, to cut a long story short, I did the painting as a celebration of his life and I’m really proud of if it. I hope you fell that it captures the king as he is best remembered.’

Personally I think ‘Blue Elvis’ reveals Rolf Harris’s versatility as a painter and this is an outstanding figurative piece of work in its own right; the fact that it is a tribute to such a beloved icon makes it even more satisfying to me.

thank you

Russell



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  1. Hej Russell

    This is a very beauteful picture. I like it´, it´s very powerful and it is just like Elvis in performent´s – in akt .
    Is it posible to use this beauteful picture on me webside .. i whout be so happy if it is posible.

    I hope that you can reead me English.. I am not so good at righting English – I am from Denmark myself .. an I never righting in English, but I felt that i just have to right to you about this picture – bescourse i like so mush.

    Continiue to have a pressent good day .

    Grehings from Anette Thiesen
    Herning / Denmark.
    My webside : http://www.elvispresleyfan.dk
    You are welcome to wisit me webside.

    Comment by Anette Thiesen — July 11, 2008 #

  2. Hi,
    Please can you let me know if this painting is for sale and if so is it on Canvas or not? Please let me know how much???
    Thanks.

    Comment by Linsi Halsey — February 16, 2009 #

  3. i am a huge fan of the KING ELVIS PREASLEY ALWASY HAVE BEEN ALWAYS WILL BE AND I HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP WITH HIM IN MY LIFE SO HE WILL LIVE FOR EVER AND THIS PAINTING IS APSALUTY BEAUTIFUL AND MEANS A LOTT TO POEPLE WHO RESPECT HIM AND THIS SHOWS HIS LIFE WHEN HE WAS WITH US A BEAUTIFUL PEACE WELL DONE >>

    Comment by Abigail Barker — May 24, 2011 #

  4. I have one for sale, on canvas and framed

    Comment by Richard Chapman — June 6, 2011 #

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    Comment by Lon Corsey — September 10, 2011 #

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