Can't imagine that if Frank didn't like it that it would happen (or that someone would pay the price if they went around him
) here's the bit in Wikipedia on it:
The album's front cover (painted by Nicholas Volpe) features Sinatra as a sullen, Pagliacci-like clown. Sketched on the album's back cover is one of Sinatra's recurrent visual motifs: a lamppost.
PS Forgot to add, it won the Grammy for best album cover that yearEdited by lovinthehd - 6/28/13 at 11:17am