Ronnie Wood had to use the stairs to sign her latest piece of art – a giant abstract painting of the Rolling Stones.
Featured on the corner of the aptly named Wood Lane and Ariel Way in Shepherd’s Bush in west London, the music star has painted her name on a billboard showcasing her work.
“It’s great because they finally found out I can draw,” Wood exclaims. “Nobody knew I could draw, so we had to make sure people realized I could.”
Called “Abstract Performance,” it was based on Picasso’s “Three Dancers” and showed him on stage with the rest of the Stones, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger.
He finished the painting in 2020 and there are others in the series, but Mick Jagger doesn’t have any of those clothes.
“He was naked in all of them, because I got my original inspiration from a piece of Picasso called ‘The Dancers’ and they were all dancing in the nude. And I thought, why not? You know, that’s a good form of expression.”
Speaking of Watts, who passed away aged 80 in August, Wood said it means so much to them that he has blessed him to continue touring and to use Steve Jordan in his place. it’s on the drum.
The Rolling Stones hope to play a tourney this summer.
Wood also discussed painting a portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh, completed shortly before his death in April 2021.
“I am very pleased with it. It’s a duke’s pale, reddish brown coal, and I finished it just before he died and I’ll show it to him. And then William heard about it and he asked me to give it to him at Kensington Palace, and he wanted to show it to the Queen, so I was honored.”
Wood is selling limited editions of “Abstract Performances” through February 14 on his website.
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