A self-portrait by Frank Sinatra depicting his heartbreak after a failed marriage to the actress Ava Gardner is to go on display for the first time.
The oil painting, depicting the singer as a melancholy clown, is believed to have been painted in 1957 during his divorce from Gardner, his third wife, whom he once described as “the only woman I’ve ever been in love with my whole life”. […]
The Sinatra self-portrait, [hellip;] was inspired by the 1957 film The Joker is Wild, based on the life of Sinatra’s friend, Joe E. Louis.
Sinatra was said to have taken the lead role only because it was being filmed in Spain where Gardner lived following their separation, and where he hoped to dissuade her from a divorce.
The couple were married from 1951 to 1957, but their turbulent love affair was riddled with jealousy, alleged affairs and heavy drinking.
La exposición cuenta con pinturas de, entre otros, el ya citado (al que no se le daba mal pintar a mujeres ligeras de ropa), Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain y Ronnie Wood, cuyos hijos organizaron la exhibición.