Graceland 50th Anniversary

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Graceland 50th Anniversary

DBL SIGNED & SKECHED Graceland 50th Anniversary 25½x34 G/P Kinkade Elvis Presley

Available Now From Karen’s Kinkade Art Store!

Graceland is by far one of the most iconic homes in all of America. Elvis Presley bought the estate in 1957, and lived in it all the way until his death in 1977. It is now home to a museum that is visited by thousands of people every year paying homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. In his painting “Graceland 50th Anniversary,” Thomas Kinkade also pays homage to Graceland and it’s legacy by bringing it to life in a way no other could. A classic car sit in the drive-way, the trees are just changing colors, and a young Elvis and Priscilla Presley walk out of the front door holding hands. Read what Kinkade said about the painting when it was released:

“Fifty years ago, the King of Rock n Roll bought the palace that became, for him, a sanctuary from the demands of a very public life, and for devotees of American pop culture, a Mecca that grows only more famous with the passage of time. Graceland is one of the most visited homes in America, where legions of fans come to embrace the memories and the music of the undying rock legend, Elvis Presley.I grew up with Elvis great songs and movies; my older sister was a huge fan who played his records until she wore them out. Ive grown to appreciate the energy and high spirits the King contributed to what has become classic American culture. So, naturally, I was delighted when I got the opportunity to paint the official 50th Anniversary portrait of Graceland .

I set up my easel at Graceland on a crisp autumn morning when the stately home was particularly cozy and welcoming. I was inspired to paint it with smoke curling from the chimney and a golden light blazing in every window. I finished my sketchy plein-air study in just a few hours, and then took Graceland, 50th Anniversary to my studio where I created an image that includes such finishing touches as a likeness of the King and one of his famous cars. The finished canvas is being offered as a Limited Edition release to honor the 50th Anniversary of Graceland a home like no other.”

Graceland, 50th Anniversary

++++ Limited Edition FRAMED Gallery Proof (G/P) CANVAS (Frame included! See below)

++++ Tom created this painting in 2007

++++ RARE! Only 90 of this edition were created!

++++ Hand Embellished Oil Highlighting The artwork literally glows. This is also one of the artworks that change the time of day depending how much light you are shining on it. With medium light it looks like sunset, with more light it reflects back as if it is sunrise ~~ Pure magic! (At the time of purchase you will receive coaching on lighting with dimmer switch)

++++ DOUBLE SIGNED

  • ++++ Signed with a forgery-proof DNA Matrix signature on front of canvas
  • ++++ Thomas Kinkade HAND SIGNED BY THOMAS KINKADE on back of canvas

++++ Gold Foil Remarque on front of canvas

++++ Thomas Kinkade HAND SKETCHED LAMPPOST REMARQUE on back of canvas

++++ FRAMED in a Brandy with fluted roses Museum Quality Frame ~~ ready to hang!

++++ Brass nameplate with the legend “Graceland, 50th Anniversary ~~ Thomas Kinkade”

++++ Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity included

++++ Extra Certificate Thomas Kinkade personally enhanced this painting included

++++About Gallery Proof Editions ~~

Graceland 50th Anniversary

Gallery Proof Edition (G/P)
Gallery Proofs are issued in quantities significantly smaller than S/N. They can be distinguished from the S/N edition by the unique gold foil remarque stamped onto the image and the designation of G/P in the numbering process.

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