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Re: “Fly on the Wall 1540

The Elvis related mobile home's final tally was US$65,500, which includes the usual 20-24% auction fees. It was a record for the sale of any mobile home, at auction.

Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 08/30/2018 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Elvis Week Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the "'68 Comeback Special"

Best Elvis week ever!!

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Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 08/10/2018 at 8:53 AM

Re: “The King

Very few people understood Presley. Had Director Jarecky read this, he wouldn't have dared to draw the metaphor. And I quote "He never understood the artistic claims that were made for him, probably thought very little of the nature of his appeal. Presley viewed music as for the body, not the mind, so he recorded and performed accordingly; and, if much of his music sounds superficial, it was thanks to his undoubted vocal talent and extraordinary charisma that, at least, it was all gloriously superficial and celebratory; he knew better than to take it seriously and, in doing so, he became the consummate music figure, one that defined its spirit by delighting in its very limitations. Unquote. The key sentence is: "Defined its spirit by delighting on its very limitations". How can THAT be tied to the status, then, or now, or even in the future, of the United States of America, a country entirely proud of it never ending search to reach its limitless potential? There is no metaphor... Taken from Richard Middleton's views on Presley as noted in his book "Popular Music, Volume I: Folk or Popular?

Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 07/23/2018 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Fly on the Wall 1525

Elvis always has the last laugh. In 2014, Brando and Elvis faced each other where it really counts, since they are both dead. And look what took place.…

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Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 05/17/2018 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Fly on the Wall 1525

Rita Moreno had a one nighter with Elvis, in early 1957. Her story, up to that point is true. She expected more from Elvis. So did Natalie Wood, Stella Stevens and Peggy Lipton. Check what is the only thing the 4 had in commpn: they were molested or very promiscuous at a very early age. Anyways, a year later, in February of 1958, Brando comes back to their place saying that he had just met him at the Paramount Commissary. This is when Rita lies to him, telling Brando it was a current affair, simultaneous with the one she was then having with Brando, to make him jealous. As to the watch selling as it did, that is nothing. Tonight, an Elvis by Warhol is to be auctioned at Christie's in NYC. I am sure it will make headlines tomorrow, real ones...

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Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 05/17/2018 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Wreckless Eric Returns to Memphis

Does this man has anything of sustainable value to say? Or does he actually believe that BOASTING about having never been to Graceland qualifyies as anything other than sour grapes?…

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Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 04/12/2018 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Memphis, 2017

Someone should tell this man that Elvis Presley certainly does NOT need his approval, as a subject of art, or musically, in the XXth or the current century. A HUGE case in point are the known Andy Warhol's Elvis sikscreens:

i) "Double Elvis", 1963, sold privately in 1989 by the Estate of Albert Grossman, (previous owner, Mr. Grossman's main client, Bob Dylan) to the New York Museum of Modern Art for US750,000. Another 17 copies are said to exist, including three located at the Seattle Art Museum, in Seattle, WA, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and a third one, also called "Ghost Elvis" because it is the final and most opaque image in the series, as exhibited in July 2012 at the Halcyon Gallery in London England. Kindly see also v) below,
ii) "Campbell' s Elvis", 1964, sold at Christie's on 9 November 2010 for US$1.45 million
iii) "Red Elvis," 1961, sold privately in February 2000, for US$2.9 million
iv) "Elvis X2" , 1963, sold at Christie's in November 2007 for US$15.7 million.
v) Double Elvis, 1963, sold at Sotheby's in May 2012 for US$37.1 million (not the same silkscreen as in i) above. Another similar one, entitled "Elvis 2 times" 1963, can be found at at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York
vi) "Triple Elvis", 1963, sold at Christies's in November 2014 for US$81.9 million and currently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A similar silkscreen, also from 1963, can be found at the Virginia Museum of Modern Art, in Richmond.
vii) "Eight Elvises", 1963, sold privately, in December 2008, for US$100 million and thought to have been purchased by the Qatari Royal family.
viii) "Gold (en) Boot (Slippers) Elvis Presley", 1957, (price paid, current location and year of sale unknown)
ix) "Single Elvis", 1963, (bought in 2009 by Eli Broad, founder of the Broad Museum, in Los Angeles, where it is now located, for a price still unknown). Similar silkscreens, all from 1963, are located at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, Hungary, the National Gallery of Australia in Parkes, Camberra and the Akron Museum, in Akron OH
x) "Elvis I and II", 1963-64 located at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
xi) "Elvis 11 times", 1963, located at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, PA

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Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 11/30/2017 at 8:26 AM

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