MIAMI (AP) — 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 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.