I was reading an interview with the recently deceased great art critic Dore Ashton, and within it she mentions abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline had a Ferrari. According to her getting a Ferrari was Kline's big dream, and one of the few extravagant purchases he made after becoming a 'big' painter. I'd love to know exactly what car this is, as it might just have the coolest 'celebrity provenance' I've ever heard of. There are few clues, however, as to what this car may be. Another interview I read with the artist Roy Newell, who was a friend of Kline's back in the day mentions he traded a painting to a collector, getting the car in turn. Considering the fact that Kline died in 1962, and really only achieved fame (and financial success) near to his death, I'd say we are looking at a car probably made in the mid to late 1950's. I'm also assuming it is actually a Ferrari, and that it isn't another italian sports car. The reason I say this is because sometimes people who don't really care about cars sometimes throw the term "Ferrari" around when referring to sports cars. Anyway, I'm throwing this out there to see if anyone might know the story behind this car, if there are any pictures of him with it, and where it might be now. In my opinion Kline was one of the greatest painters of all time, and knowing he owned a Ferrari (and loved the brand) is just another reason to admire him even more.