In September 2015, Jerry Saltz, the famous New York Times art critic referred to this painting in his blog when he wrote - "Dear Whitney Museum of American Art, please buy this painting for your collection. Thank you."
My first large oil painting.
don't often see a nude Elvis Presley, let alone a naked St Elvis
with his genitalia dangerously close to a leopard! However, my
wife at the time was into the kitsch world of the King of Rock
'n' Roll as well as religious iconography and it seemed a fun idea to place
both her and Elvis together in another Eden.