Paint It, Black: new art by Ronnie Wood

What The Rolling Stones rocker did next

Welcome, a new limited-edition print by Ronnie Wood, £2,000
Welcome, a new limited-edition print by Ronnie Wood, £2,000 | Image: Courtesy of Ronnie Wood

“I’m still very much known as a rock guitar player,” says Ronnie Wood, from the 19th-century Hertfordshire worker’s cottage he has converted into a painting studio. “But my art allows me to explore more. I can break the confines of a chord sequence with my art. I’m able to do whatever I want.” What he creates are predominantly large-scale, surreal paintings based around his time in The Rolling Stones. The artworks have been the subject of a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo, as well as a host of solo exhibitions across the US, Europe and Asia. They’ve also graced Eric Clapton album covers, Liberty ready-to-wear clothing and accessories, and Bremont watches. 

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Today, a new limited-edition print depicting The Rolling Stones in a collagist compilation in muted shades will go on sale for the first time, priced at £2,000. Based on a portrait of the band from 2004 and entitled Welcome, the image gives “a real insight into a different side of The Rolling Stones,” says Wood, who will dedicate and sign the first 75 prints sold, from an edition of 150.  

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In April, Wood was announced as the guest artist for 2020 at The Other Art Fair Online Studios, the online platform launched in partnership with Saatchi Art. A series of limited-edition prints, signed by Wood, are available, as well as two exclusive set-list lithographs that rework his etchings and collages and feature track lists from Rolling Stones concerts in Pasadena and Glastonbury.

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