Sophia Loren at home with Francis Bacons at the Villa Ponti
Photo by Snowdon - U.S. Vogue, December 1970
Sophia Loren/December Vogue 1970 issue with images of her Villa Ponti near Rome showcasing a VERY SMALL part of her art collection - particularly her Francis Bacon works.
In the late 1980's, it was said that you could not have a proper retrospective of his work without borrowing from the Pontis. They had his paintings stacked on the floor leaning on the walls because they had a few hundred. In today's dollars, the Bacons alone would represent a couple of a billion dollars.