Painting by Tony Bennett
As part of his yearlong 90th birthday celebration, artwork by legendary singer Tony Bennett will be exhibited this May at The Paley Center for Media in New York City. The exhibit, Tony Bennett: Celebrating 90 Years of Artistry, will feature nearly 40 of Bennett’s original paintings, and will include screenings of his classic TV performances. The exhibit will open at the Paley Center’s New York location on May 4, 2017 and run through June 18, 2017.
Tony Bennett says that he began creating artwork as a child with chalk drawings on the sidewalk of his childhood home in Astoria, Queens. He has since grown into a successful artist. Several of Bennett’s paintings have been commissioned by such organizations as the United Nations and the Kentucky Derby, as well as private collectors including President Bill Clinton, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Robert DeNiro, Katie Couric, and the late Frank Sinatra. According to the Paley Center, the selected paintings in Tony Bennett: Celebrating 90 Years of Artistry will cover such subjects as world travels, New York, fellow musicians, and self-portraits. Bennett signs his artwork “Benedetto,” which is his birth name.
In 2007 Tony Bennett published Tony Bennett in the Studio: A Life of Art & Music, which includes images of his artwork.
Tony Bennett often posts images and videos of himself painting at Instagram.
Visit Tony Bennett’s Art Website.
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