The iconic portraits of Elvis Presley serve as the basis for the artwork “A
Gentleman’s Agreement.” The artwork creates a hilarious perspective on
Elvis’ personality by contrasting his timeless, smouldering good looks
and intense gaze with a solid-colour pop background and a pair of wayfarer
sunglasses with colours melting out of them.
The monochromatic portrait of Elvis is placed against a pink pop background
that brings calm attention to his face and strikes a masterful contrast with
the colourful flowing paint. The two parts work together to provide a visual
tension that perfectly conveys Elvis’s persona.