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elvis’ golden caricatures volume 9 (aloha from the ’70s)

THIS COLLECTION OF IMAGES of Elvis in the ’70s makes up “Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 9.” It is a col­lec­tion of art­work looking at the final years of Presley through the eyes of (mostly rel­a­tively) young car­i­ca­tur­ists from around the world. This is also the final volume of car­i­ca­tures that I have sched­uled at this time.

As with the first eight vol­umes, there are im­ages that stress Pres­ley’s en­during mas­cu­line beauty during the much of his final years, and there are im­ages that flat out poke fun at his ap­pear­ance.

When­ever pos­sible, I have linked the artist’s name to a web­site where more of his/her work can be seen.

Enjoy …

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by unknown artist.

Artist: Un­known

This makes Elvis look so good it barely qual­i­fies as a caricature—but what else would such ex­ag­ger­ated fea­tures be con­sid­ered if not car­i­ca­ture?

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by Cheryl Ng.

Artist: Cheryl Ng

An­other image fea­turing what ap­pears to be a drawing of Elvis’s head from the ’50s atop a ’70s jump­suited body.

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by Constantinos.i

Artist: Con­stan­tinos

This heavy-lidded Elvis looks more the stoner than the seducer—which was, un­for­tu­nately, true for much of the ’70s.

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by unknown artist.

Artist: un­known

This heavy-lidded Elvis does look like a seducer—he also looks more like the ’50s Elvis than the ’70s Elvis.

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by Sumit Barua.

Artist: Sumit Barua

Oddly, this image re­minds me a bit of Bob Dylan over the past twenty years or so.

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by Jota Leal.

Artist: Jota Leal

This is a per­sonal fave: Elvis Presley, fit and happy.

 

 

 

Artist: Zuo Chen

Here, Elvis looks like he did in the early ’60s, making movies like Follow That Dream and Kid Galahad and Girls! Girls! Girls!

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by Marco G.

Artist: Marco G

Nice drawing that makes Elvis look Lord By­ronesque or a char­acter out of a Jane Austen novel.

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by Alberto Sting Russo.

Artist: Al­berto “Sting” Russo

This Aloha Elvis is one of the most grotesque im­ages that I in­cluded in any of the nine vol­umes of “Golden Car­i­ca­tures.” Al­bert Russo is one of my very fa­vorite car­i­ca­tur­ists and I hope to com­pile a volume de­voted just to his work on Elvis.

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by Carreno.

Artist: Car­reno

This is more a light il­lus­tra­tion than an ac­tual car­i­ca­ture, but the slight ex­ag­ger­a­tion of fa­cial fea­tures squeaks it in as a car­i­ca­ture.

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by unknown artist.

Artist: un­known

From the neck down, this looks like photo-realism. From the neck up, pure car­i­ca­ture. This would have made an ef­fec­tive poster for a lot of walls.

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by David Levine.

Artist: David Levine

Mr. Levine was the reg­ular illustrator/caricaturist for The New York Re­view of Books for decades. No less a master car­toonist than Jules Feiffer dubbed him “the greatest car­i­ca­turist of the last half of the 20th Cen­tury.” Alas, his style made many of his sub­jects look like they had head-colds, like Elvis here.

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by unknown artist.

Artist: un­known

Elvis as king.

 

 

Golden Caricatures Volume 9: caricature of Elvis by Caroline Vos.

FEATURED IMAGE: Artist Car­o­line Vos is better known as an il­lus­trator, but this car­i­ca­ture of a rather lascivious-looking Elvis was cre­ated for the cover of the fifth-anniversary edi­tion of Vegas Seven mag­a­zine (below). The art di­rector wanted Ms. Vos to cap­ture Elvis as he might look if he was a fit 80-year-old, but rem­i­nis­cent of his younger years. Here Elvis re­minds me of actor James Woods, who also does a good job of looking las­civ­ious.


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POSTSCRIPTUALLY, I have planned four vol­umes of car­i­ca­tures of Elvis in the ’50s, and two each for the ’60s and the ’70s. There are at least two artists who have done enough high-quality car­i­ca­tures of Presley to merit a volume of their own, Al Hirschfeld and Al­berto “Sting” Russo. Plus there are a few spe­cial ar­ti­cles:

The First Pub­lished Car­i­ca­ture of Elvis Presley
Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 1 (Rockin’ the 50s)
Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 2 (Rollin’ the 50s)
Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 3 (Rat­tlin’ the 50s)
Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 4 (Shaggin’ the 50s)
Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 5 (Stuck on the 60s)
Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 6 (Wild in the 60s)
Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 7 (Elvis by Hirschfeld)
Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 8 (Love Let­ters from the 70s)
Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 9 (Aloha from the 70)
Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 10 (Elvis by Russo)

 

This is the fifth-anniversary edi­tion of Vegas Seven mag­a­zine with the fab­u­lous car­i­ca­ture of an aging Elvis by Car­o­line Vos.

 

 

 

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