‘Nobody Knows I’m Elvis’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist David Scheinmann. Printed onto Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist David Scheinmann brings his award winning background as a cutting edge commercial photographer to the world of art. His limited edition prints incorporate photographic elements with mixed media and silkscreen detailing to explore issues of cultural identity and popular iconography. ‘Nobody Knows I’m Elvis’ depicts a 1930s American family - a young father and mother with their infant son - posing for the camera in sepia tones. It’s not hard to spot Elvis Presley in the small child’s distinctive face, and Scheinmann plays on the uncanniness of familiarity in the anonymous infant who has yet to find immeasurable fame: pinned to the child’s dungarees, Scheinmann has added a red badge from the future that reads ‘nobody knows I’m Elvis’. At once comical and profoundly mesmerising, Scheinmann artfully captures the haunting timelessness of photography and its compelling ability to freeze a moment forever.