Pure Elvis - Elvis Presley Silver Dollar & Kennedy Half Dollar

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Pure Elvis - Elvis Presley Silver Dollar & Kennedy Half Dollar
Pure Elvis - Elvis Presley Silver Dollar & Kennedy Half Dollar
Pure Elvis - Elvis Presley Silver Dollar & Kennedy Half Dollar
76 x 76 cm x 2cm

 

Stencil spray paint on canvas with krink lettering and silver dollar and half dollar coins with JFK heads (13 coins in total)

 

2016

 

Unique colourway

 

The Kennedy half dollar, first minted in 1964, is a fifty-cent coin issued by the United States Mint. Intended as a memorial to the assassinated 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy, it was authorized by Congress just over a month after his death. Use of existing works by Mint sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro allowed dies to be prepared quickly, and striking of the new coins began in January 1964.

 

Pure Evil explains that a chance email from a Chinese “copy village” gave impetus to his “Nightmare Series.” The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings. Warhol’s entire artistic output was distilled right down to three small 64 x64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair, and this became the inspiration for these doomed and dripping celebrity portraits. Why are they crying ? “Its an illustration of the heartbreak and sadness we have all experienced in relationships in the past.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Pure Elvis - Elvis Presley Silver Dollar & Kennedy Half Dollar
Pure Elvis - Elvis Presley Silver Dollar & Kennedy Half Dollar
Pure Elvis - Elvis Presley Silver Dollar & Kennedy Half Dollar

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