What do we mean when we say someone is cool? Well a major new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC is looking to define that term.
The American Cool exhibition runs at the museum until September 7th this year and features a whole host of names in some of their most iconic photos. Of course no celebration of coolness would be complete without Elvis and he’s present in one of our favourite photos of him taken in Tupelo in 1956. In fact it’s this photo that the new ‘Hands’ statue of Elvis outside Tupelo’s City Hall is based upon. We also noticed that Elvis got two pictures in the exhibit instead of just one like everyone else as he features as part of Andy Warhols entry too with the famous painting Warhol did of him.
For more on the ‘American Cool’ exhibit visit: http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/Cool/index.html