Sinatra, who died in 1998 aged 82, enjoyed painting as a hobby for more than 40 years. He had a studio in his home, published a book of his abstract works, and sometimes spoke of his artistic endeavours in a self-depricating way during concerts. In 1958, the year after Sinatra and Gardner divorced, another painting of Sinatra as a tragic clown, by the celebrity portraitist Nicholas Volpe, was used on the cover of Sinatra’s album Only the Lonely.
Brandon Coburn, an art consultant and co-curator of Original Artwork by Pop Culture Artists, said: “These bold and expressive paintings are a true example of Frank Sinatra’s deeper interests and emotions as well as his ability to paint and entertain in an alternative manner to singing. “The works are reflective of why Sinatra was driven to paint. Unlike performing, which was publicly exhilarating, painting became his favourite way to relax and restore his energy.”
Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Bono, Slash and Tom Petty: They all love drawing and sketching. From cartoons to trademark doodles: Rock And Art Gallery presents a precious collection of original works. Furthermore Rock And Art Gallery presents two superb pieces of art of no less than charismatic rockstar Jim Morrison of The Doors showing his distinctive kind of art.
Rock And Art Gallery presents a large collection of visual arts created by rock musicians. Many rock stars have started their career as students of visual arts and expressed their creativity by painting and drawing. The Ealing College Of Art had been attended by Pete Townshend, Freddie Mercury and Ronnie Wood before they became megastars of rock music.
Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia and Jimi Hendrix, three iconic rockstars of the Woodstock era, are among the most talented painting rockers ever. Their famous arts have been printed and sold as limited edition for decades. Rock And Art Gallery is presenting original works of all 3.
Ronnie Wood has been painting and sketching ever since he was a child. Nowadays it can be said that his skill with a paint brush equals his skill with a guitar pick. Rock And Art Gallery is presenting a collection of his works including pieces in charcoals, watercolours, oil pastels, graphite portraits, sketches as well as limited edition prints and lithographs.
Photography is another principal part of the Rock And Art Gallery. Memorable photographs as well as photographs never seen before of rock and popstars will be displayed and offered here. That includes large-sized photographs and original transparencies.
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