About Kidrobot x Andy Warhol Masterpiece 8 inches Elvis Dunny – Limited Edition
Ever since its first Kidrobot masterpiece, 8 inch Dunny on January 2017, Kidrobot and the Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts have released over the last 20 months 6 models in tribute to the American 20th-century pop artist who challenged viewers to see to art and the world around us through a different perspective. This exclusive Kidrobot x Andy Warhol Masterpiece 8 inch Elvis Dunny is the lucky number 7 among Kidrobot’s Dunny masterpiece collection. A limited edition of only 200 worldwide, this Masterpiece 8 inch Elvis Dunny is inspired in Andy Warhol’s 1960’s pop culture celebrity series which included icons like Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Rock and Roll singer Elvis Presley. Warhol’s work Double Elvis (1963) is a silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on canvas, inspired in the singer’s feature in the movie Flaming Star. Like in his Marilyn Monroe gold paintings, here Andy Warhol uses a silver background in order to reflect the glamorous icon status of the rock and roll superstar, while also using the color’s opacity to easily mask and silkscreen various images on top of each other. Arguably the multiplicity of the Elvis Presley silhouette also reflects the artist’s interest in film. This 8 inch tall Dunny is high-quality vinyl figure with a mirror-like chrome finish and comes in a high-quality display Masterpiece window box. More details on Kidrobot x Andy Warhol Masterpiece 8 inch Elvis Dunny:
- Figurine Dimensions: 8″H x 6″ x 4″ inches (est)
- Box Dimensions: 18.9″ x 14.57″ x 11.8″ inches (est)
- Weight: 2 lbs (est)
- Materials: Vinyl, study display box with magnetic closure.
- Limited Edition: only 200 figurines available worldwide.
- Original: Warhol, Andy. Double Elvis. 1963. silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on canvas. 6′ 11″ x 53″ inches.
About Andy Warhol
As the preeminent American artist of the 20th century, Andy Warhol challenged the world to see art differently. Appropriating images from popular culture, Warhol created many paintings that remain icons of 20th-century art, such as his paintings of Campbell’s Soup Cans, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe. Warhol’s art was a mirror of his time, which is reflected in the mass media images he used in his art to confront aspects of American culture. Warhol said “If you want to know all about Ady Warhol, just look at the surface: of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.” While his work speaks eloquently of the concerns and issues of its moment, it also has a universality and conceptual power that transcends any particular period of artistic movement.