An original 11x14 photographer's proof production still taken for the 1963 Rat Pack classic 'Robin and the 7 Hoods'. It features Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Junior as Salvation Army Santa Claus'. It was given to professional television videographer & editor Luke Sacher by Sonny King. It was slated to be used as artwork in 'The Rat Pack' but never made it to the final cut.
Artwork details Artist Frank Auerbach (born 1931) Title Head of E.O.W. Date 1959-60 Medium Charcoal, paper and watercolour on paper "The final image is therefore built upon numerous previous attempts. In this way the portrait is saturated with the artist's accumulated experience of the model. As a result of this long process the paper became torn and abraded and necessitated the patch visible in the drawing."
Ctesiphon I, 1968. "My painting is based on the fact that only what can be seen there is there. It really is an object. Any painting is an object and anyone who gets involved enough in this finally has to face up to the objectness of whatever it is he’s doing. He is making a thing." —Frank Stella