Teddy Bear

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  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 27 x 41
  Edition size: 175
  Numbered Proofs: 37
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 21
  Total Edition size: 233
  Number of colors: 16
  Year printed: 1988
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 3500 Last price on secondary mkt.
Perhaps no single performer, American or otherwise, has had the impact the world over that Elvis Presley had.
In Teddy Bear, we see Elvis in the palm trees atop the pool next to Garceland. Also at the pools edge are three women - one blond, one with red and one with dark hair. Disguised as widows, they symbolize that women of all kinds loved and mourn Elvis.
In the pool are pieces of Elvis' past as well as symbols of America - Mickey Mouse, an American dollar. We see the broken dreams - the broken Hollywood sign and movie camera, an old guitar, broken jukebox, a TV picture of Elvis and a pinball machine with a score of 1977, the year of his death. Elvis was known for driving a Cadillac. This one has the license number EP 1954, the year of his first hit record.
While the dreams are dead, the memory of Elvis lives on (his image in the palm trees). The Teddy Bear, also the name of an Elvis hit, here signifies a baby soon to be born, a new generation being born, and they too will share the timeless legacy of Elvis Presley.

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