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Ronnie Wood – New London Pop-Up Exhibition

THE RONNIE WOOD COLLECTION

Private View – Thursday 12 December 5 -10pm
Invite only

Exhibition Continues
13-15 December 2019, 10am – Late
71 Blandford Street
Marylebone, London, W1U 8AB

Critically acclaimed artist, producer, song writer, and esteemed Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood will unveil a new London pop-up exhibition this December.

The Ronnie Wood Collection will offer visitors the chance to see some of Ronnie’s best loved paintings, unseen new works and a series of limited edition signed, numbered prints. Ronnie will be in attendance at the Private View on Thursday 12th December. He will also recreate his art studio on the Marylebone gallery floor and will be making a rare live painting appearance over the weekend.

Ronnie has established himself as an artist and his work is widely collected throughout the world. Over the years, the artist and the musician have been inseparable. As his musical career progressed, Ronnie continued his passion for painting and drawing; his subjects ranging from band members and musicians he admired, knew and sometimes played with, to family and close friends – and of course, the self-portrait. It is as natural to find him with a pencil as with a guitar, drawing portraits of contemporaries and finding inspiration from his musical influences.

Works featured in The Ronnie Wood Collection include many of Ronnie’s favourite pieces hand-picked from past collections of work alongside brand new, previously unseen pieces. Highlights include a series of hand-painted Fender guitars that have never been seen before, a new numbered edition of Ronnie’s favourite prints that are all embossed and signed, a customised sofa upholstered in Ronnie’s art, plus selected prints and original artworks. Ronnie will also be displaying a Bremont limited edition watch from his recent collaboration with the luxury watch brand.

‘Art fills my life, art is my life and art will continue to be my life’

“I’m always looking for new inspiration for my art,” comments Ronnie Wood, “Colour fills my life. Even the decoration in my homes is a riot of colour. I paint the walls, everything, and I’ve even turned some of my art into mosaics for our bathroom. I’ve turned paintings into carpets, stained glass and bronzes, and have collaborated on marine chronometers for Bremont and even a Rolls-Royce Wraith; Liberty and Co has used my paintings to create scarves, bags and clothes. I’ve done art for albums, including the cover of an Eric Clapton album, and I do the Stones’ set lists as little works of art.  Art fills my life, art is my life and art will continue to be my life.”

The Ronnie Wood Collection is a unique time capsule of the artist’s diverse and dynamic body of work and a must-visit location for fans of his art. It perfectly captures his passion for multiple mediums, from pottery to oils, sketches to acrylics and is a genuine celebration of Ronnie’s love of art.

www.ronniewood.com

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!