Iconic Heads celebrates rock music's wild pioneer!
This 18 inch x 12 inch vertical artwork, which is unframed, is printed on matte 100 lb stock and has a 1/2 inch black border all around (which works nicely as a "built-in" mat, basically, when you frame it). The print will come to you carefully kraft-wrapped and placed in a heavy duty triangular print shipping box. Ready for framing!
“When it comes to flaming androgyny, outrageous costume and unhinged libido, a contemporary pop rebel like Prince seems small potatoes compared with Little Richard, the original wild man of rock ‘n’ roll,” wrote music critic Stephen Holden in the New York Times in 1984. “And in his mirrored suits, towering pompadour and heavy makeup, the singer did as much as anyone to establish the tradition of the rock star as sanctified freak.”
Little Richard, at times, drew back from his rock image, however, as he retreated toward gospel as a means to reclaim his Christian roots. His complicated relationship with both his religion and sexuality (he went from declaring homosexuality a sin, to calling himself openly gay, to identifying as “omnisexual,” and back again throughout his life) persisted through the latter half of his career.
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