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King

By Sir Robin J. Philipson HRA PPRSA FRSA RSW RGI DLitt LLD (1916 - 1992)
Category: Prints, Catalogue Reference C 2216


Description
Screen print of an edition of 25, depicting Elvis Presley - "The King" (of Rock & Roll), as the King (of Diamonds?) on a playing card. 23 x 17 inches, signed in pencil lower right, titled "King" lower centre and numbered 11/25. Exhibited: Royal Scottish Academy Summer Exhibition 1957 - No. 147. Philipson produced this print in collaboration with Messrs Harley Brothers, commercial lithographers, at their premises in St James’ Square, Edinburgh (infamously demolished in the 1960’s and now incorporated into the St James’ Centre). See b/w photograph of him working on “King”.

The artist
Popular and highly influential Edinburgh painter of colourful expressionist figurative subjects ranging through abstracts, cock-fights, cathedral interiors and stained glass to women of the demi-monde. MORE:

Price
£750
(approx. €850 or $940)

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