Artist paints Elvis mural in Miami arts district
Artist paints Elvis mural in Miami in honor of rock 'n' roll king's 78th birthday
Elvis may have left the building, but on one Miami street he's making another appearance in time for his 78th birthday.
Neo-pop artist Pete Kirill painted a mural of Elvis on a building in Miami's Wynwood arts district in honor of the rock 'n' roll king.
Kirill's mural features Elvis in a black sweatsuit, thick gold rope necklace and high-top fade in front of a bright green background.
The artist told The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/VMAU8M ) he wanted to mix hip hop culture and the American icon to make a statement about how Elvis was influenced by black music, and how that in turn has been influenced by rock 'n' roll.
The mural was finished by Elvis' birthday on Friday.
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