See how Pop artists seized on and critiqued celebrity culture. In the early s, Andy Warhol turned to celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline He produced several life-sized portraits of Elvis Presley, America's most famous rock and roll The artist's interest in film might explain why he created Elvis in double —the. Eight Elvises is a silkscreen painting by American pop artist Andy Warhol of Elvis Presley. In it was sold by Annibale Berlingieri for $ million to a Background · sale. Pop art: a movement starting in late s that uses objects, imagery, and themes that are common in popular culture and mass media.