The King Makes His Latest Comeback
- Size: 15.25″H x 8.75″W
- Color: White, Black and Red
- Issued: 2015
- Designer: Marco Antonio Nogueron
- Model No: 1008469
This reinterpretation of Elvis Presley by the artistic team at Lladró is based on his “Special Comeback Show” on NBC TV in 1968. The King of Rock and Roll returned to the top of the US hit parade after this legendary television appearance. The special is commonly referred to as the “68 Comeback Special”, because of subsequent developments in Presley’s career. However, the soundtrack album for the show was released simply as NBC-TV Special.
This is an accomplished portrait of the iconic Elvis, dressed with his tight black leather suit and holding his guitar. Of note here is the intense glossy black of his suit, a tone that is not common in Lladró’s palette. A major challenge when conceiving this piece was to ensure that the guitar—fired separately from the rest of the piece—would fit perfectly into the space assigned to it. The round flat base brings to mind a stage, a further allusion to his 1968 “Special Comeback Show” concert.
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