Melbourne artist Vincent Fantauzzo painted what turned out to be a frightfully accurate and morbidly timed portrait of the actor Heath Ledger just before his death. Fantauzzo had apparently just finished the painting when reports came through of Ledgers death! I think this painting eerily sums up the actors state of health and mind just before his death authenticating the painting more than anyone could imagine.
Apparently Heath had posed for the artist when he was last in Australia and was very much anticipating the end result, I only came across this painting recently and it sent a shiver down my spine when I found out the circumstances of it’s creation. Like most of my friends, I fell under the spell of Heath when he played the joker so brilliantly in ‘The Dark Knight’ really adding a twisted edge not seen before to an age old villain.