‘Elvis’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist JubeJube (aka Martin Smith). Printed onto Minuet paper, the print is available in standard or XL, each size from a limited edition of 25, signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Martin Smith - better known by his alter ego, JubeJube - has a penchant for the iconic. His work is crafted around famous faces, reproducing the likes of Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss in dappled, painterly style. His recent series focuses on late greats of the music world, which he has immortalised in stained glass designs: powerful tributes which are not only aesthetically captivating but sacred and symbolic, filled with a bygone reverence that well befits the iconic figures.
‘Elvis’ depicts none other than the iconic Elvis Presley, his portrait set against a graphically printed background of yellows and blues. Framing his head like a sacred halo, Smith has printed the line ‘A Little Less Conversation’ from the 1968 song of the same name, recasting the singer as a saintly depiction in a clever twist of icon meets iconography. The print is beautiful, powerful and moving: a fitting tribute to the king of rock and roll.