Critically acclaimed artist, producer, songwriter, and esteemed Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood today unveils a new Picasso-inspired painting of the Rolling Stones, titled ‘Abstract Performance’.
Wood revealed the work with a surprise visit to London’s Wood Lane outside the iconic Westfield, the world’s premiere shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination, where the mystery painting first appeared on a billboard earlier this week.
The limited-edition ‘Abstract Performance’ prints are on sale from today, Tuesday 1 February, and available for two weeks only until 14 February via https://www.ronniewood.com/.
‘Abstract Performance’, which was completed in 2020, continues Wood’s series of works inspired by the abstract paintings of Pablo Picasso, in particular 1925’s ‘The Three Dancers’, as Wood explores the conceit of depicting himself and his Stones bandmates in the role of the dancers. Wood revealed the work earlier today with a surprise visit to Westfield on West London’s Wood Lane.
Ronnie Wood commented: “I call it The Picasso Stones. It’s my interpretation of Picasso’s painting The Three Dancers. Looking at the original, I was inspired to do my own take.
I had great fun doing it. Picasso did his own take on a lot of artists, but I bet he never thought no one would ever do a take on him. I hope and think he’d be flattered, but also a bit shocked and pleasantly surprised at my take on his work.”
In a first for Wood, the edition size of ‘Abstract Performance’ will solely be dictated by the quantity sold within the limited two-week window that the prints will be available to purchase from 1 February – 14 February 2022.
Each print will be individually hand signed, numbered, and personalised by Ronnie, adding a personal dedication to each collector.
Having established himself as an artist, Ronnie Wood’s work is widely collected and exhibited throughout the world. Over the years, the artist and the musician have been inseparable, as Ronnie has continued his passion for painting and drawing, with his subjects ranging from band members and fellow musicians, family and close friends, to landscapes, self-portraits and more.
Ronnie Wood’s limited-edition edition print, ‘Abstract Performance’, is available from 1 – 14 February 2022 via www.ronniewood.com/