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Elvis drawn on 1956 newsprint Last month I saw this article in the New York Times, Arts Beat. Elvis Presley Enterprises was looking for art to help celebrate the 55th anniversary of the release of Heart Break Hotel. I've been drawing on newsprint for years. I like how the underlying text of the articles adds context but until now, all the subjects have been as current as my daily newspaper. Drawing Elvis circa 1956 was an opportunity to search for some old articles written before history had a chance to put Mr. Presley's life into context. As the authors of the 1956 news articles could not have predicted the legend that Elvis would become, the underlying text becomes as innocent as the young Elvis, helping to anchor the drawing to that specific time. I was just informed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, that my drawing was selected as one of the 56 finalists in the Elvis in '56 art contes ...

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