‘Elvis I’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary print-maker David Studwell. Printed onto Magnani Litho paper, the print is from a limited edition of 25 and has been signed and numbered by the artist.
David Studwell is a contemporary artist whose work explores the traditional print-making processes and cultures of the twentieth century. Taking photographic images of some of the century’s greatest icons and celebrities - from Al Capone to Marilyn Monroe - Studwell revitalises them with washes of retro colour, for a distinctly Pop-Art feel.
‘Elvis I’ depicts an image of The King - but not as you’ve ever seen before. A young, fresh faced Presley stands for a Police Department mug shot, which Studwell has washed with tones of 1950s, cherry-red. Studwell’s eye is exquisitely tuned to the timelessly iconic, while his sensitivity to colour and tonality adds the finishing touch for the perfect pop screen print.