According to Page Six, Paul Sorvino hopes to pay tribute to late music icons Prince and Whitney Houston through his art. The “Goodfellas” star, who is a trained sculptor, told us he’s in talks with both stars’ estates to create sculptures of them for public display.
“I’d love to do it — we shall see,” Sorvino told Page Six. A Prince sculpture would reside in Minneapolis, while a Houston piece would be exhibited in her hometown of Newark, N.J. Sorvino, 78, is a longtime Houston fan, and says his wife, Dee Dee, turned him on to Prince’s music. The actor has done preliminary drawings and studies for both potential works.
Last year, the Brooklyn native debuted a bust of Jackie Robinson, and tells us, “Jackie was a boyhood hero. All of us Brooklyn boys, we loved Jackie. The wonderful gift that Jackie gave me and my contemporaries was the gift of the freedom from racism, because we didn’t see him as anything but a great ball player.”
In the Sorvinos’ new cookbook, “Pinot, Pasta, and Parties,” a chapter is dedicated to recipes inspired by art, and he writes, “My interest in art goes far beyond mild participation. It has been a lifelong love affair. The only thing I love more is Dee Dee.”