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Velvet Elvis

A friend warned me of the danger of the Velvet Elvis. This is when a painter tray to use famous people to prompt their work, hoping that the association will create greater interest. Rather than depending on their own ability or a place to hide their lack of ability. This dependence lead to weak work and dictate its direction.

With this worming, there is still a place for some famous peoples paintings. As it turns out, there’s been around 50-plus since 2013. Often the fact that they famous people were in the painting was secondary and did not know of their status until after choosing the image. So have selected ones that are deliberately portraits of my famous based on my personal criteria. Feel free if you think, someone left out to tell me and might include your choices.