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    Frank Sinatra Original 1990 Oil Painting. While he was influenced by several abstract artists, Sinatra's painting-like his singing-was not imitative, but interpretive. This abstract painting combines Sinatra's fascination with geometric shapes and his interest in the less severe forms found in nature. Less vibrant colors are bisected and trisected by lines and shapes of offsetting tones. The bold colors include orange, Sinatra's favorite. This work is reflective of why Sinatra was driven to paint. Unlike performing, which was publicly exhilarating, painting became his favorite way to relax and restore his energy.

    This rare 51" x 26.5" painting, framed in 1.75" gold-colored aluminum, also includes a 1" white matte. It is signed "Sinatra 90" at lower right, and signed and dated "Frank Sinatra/Rancho Mirage 1990" on the reverse. Sinatra created this work as a personal gift for his longtime aide and closest friend, Jilly Rizzo, whom he considered "the brother I never had." From the Jilly Rizzo Estate Archive. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from William Rizzo.

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    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
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