HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY TO HOST
SINATRA: MY KIND OF TOWN
A FINE PRINT EXHIBITION OF FRANK SINATRA IMAGES IN ASSOCIATION WITH FRANK SINATRA ENTERPRISES
Margaret J. O’Connor
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICAGO – In collaboration with Frank Sinatra Enterprises Hilton | Asmus Contemporary (716 N. Wells Street) will host Sinatra: My Kind of Town, a curated exhibition of photographs from The Sinatra Collection. The exhibition opens on Thursday, Sept. 13 and Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter, Amanda Erlinger, will be the guest of honor from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The exhibition runs through Friday, Oct. 26.
As one of the most photographed celebrities of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra was often followed by a cadre of photographers throughout his six-decade career. This historic collection includes rare and vintage personal photos of Frank Sinatra from the Sinatra Family Archive, the Capitol Records and Warner Bros. Records archives and notable photographers such as Terry O’Neill, Milton Greene, David Sutton and others. The collection also includes self-portraits taken by Frank himself in his formative years and photographs taken of him throughout his career. (Sinatra developed a fascination for photography early and listed photography as a lifelong hobby.)
Amanda Erlinger is an author, an artist, a photographer, and co-editor of the limited-edition book, Sinatra, published in 2015 for the 100-year anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth. She is the younger daughter of Nancy Sinatra. Since 2002, Erlinger has acted as the manager/archivist of her grandfather's personal photographic collection.
The featured fine art prints are available for purchase and each image comes with a certificate of authenticity and is fully endorsed and licensed by the Frank Sinatra Estate. Exhibition featured images can be found here.
Amanda Erlinger is available for interviews.
Pictured: Frank Sinatra – On the Boardwalk. Frank Sinatra arrives at Miami Beach with his entourage (including his stand-in, dressed in an identical suit) while filming 'The Lady In Cement'. 1968. Photographer: Terry O'Neill
About Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE)
Frank Sinatra Enterprises is a joint venture between the Sinatra family and Warner Music Group. FSE owns Sinatra’s recordings from the Reprise era as well as a treasure trove of films, television specials and unreleased footage, photos and audio recordings, which collectively represent one of the foremost bodies of artistic work of the modern era. FSE also owns and manages Sinatra’s name and likeness rights and represents the artist’s rights to the Columbia and Capitol catalogues. FSE evaluates innovative new product and venture opportunities with respect to the legendary entertainer’s name and likeness, as well as Sinatra's audio and visual recordings.
ABOUT HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY AND ARICA HILTON
Located in Chicago's River North Art District HILTON| ASMUS CONTEMPORARY specializes in photography featuring internationally known artists from North America, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Region - such as Turkey, Greece, Italy, France and the Middle East - as well as Chicago-based artists. The gallery has received acclaim for its exhibitions of photographers David Yarrow, Peter Sorel, Terry O’Neill, Douglas Kirkland, Julian Wasser and Hugh Arnold.
Founded in 2012, the gallery is owned and run by multimedia artist Arica Hilton and was a natural progression in Hilton's 30-year career as a gallerist, art publisher, artist, poet, interior designer, curator and patron of the arts. Hilton’s own work has been exhibited internationally and locally. In 2017 the Union League Club of Chicago hosted a solo exhibition of Hilton’s series, I Flow Like Water. During the summer of 2017 she was commissioned by Gerding Edlen Development to create the monumental 8’ x 18’ oil on canvas painting which now hangs in the entrance of EMME, a LEED Gold certification residential tower in the West Loop.
ABOUT FRANK SINATRA
American icon, singer, actor, and producer, Frank Sinatra is considered one of the most popular and influential artists of the 20th century. Sinatra is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
Over the course of his illustrious his six-decade career his artistic contributions included music, film and stage. Sinatra was a recording artist, actor, cabaret and concert star, radio, film and television personality, and also produced and directed a few films. Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and garnered 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album from the Recording Industry Association of America. Sinatra appeared in more than 60 films, receiving numerous nominations and winning three Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, 10 personal Grammys (a total of 21 including those for his albums), and an Emmy.
Sinatra was awarded a Peabody, the Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Golden Globes and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild. In addition, he received Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy and from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was awarded Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. One of the most prestigious awards Sinatra received was the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award given by the Motion Picture Society of America and presented to an "individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”
More information on Frank Sinatra is available at sinatra.com.
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