Fans of The Rolling Stones will be able to get their hands on a piece of rock and roll history next month, when a selection of rock legend Ronnie Wood’s rare and popular artworks will be exhibited at a Birmingham gallery.
Works from The Private Collection will be displayed at Castle Fine Art on the ground floor of the Mailbox from Monday 31st July to Thursday 31st August.
Taken from Wood’s personal archive, the collection comprises some of the most sought after limited edition portraits capturing his own musical icons and mentors, from Bob Dylan to Jimi Henrix and Chuck Berry.
Each carefully curated piece in the collection has been signed by the artist himself and embossed with The Private Collection seal.
Ronnie Wood’s creative brilliance has had a profound influence on popular culture, not only through his music, but through his lesser-known talent as an artist.
Before beginning his musical career he received formal art training at Ealing College of Art and, throughout the years, the artist and the musician have been inseparable. It is as natural to find him with a pencil as with a guitar – as he claims: “there is no kind of therapy like the one you have from starting a picture and then seeing it through to the end.”
Ian Weatherby-Blythe, group managing director of Castle Fine Art and Washington Green Fine Art, said: “The original release of The Private Collection was a pivotal factor in Ronnie Wood’s artistic career, with some of his most popular works being continuously admired and sought after. There is a true sense of eclecticism in this exhibition, from the materials used to the icons depicted, yet all master the connection between art and music.”
Danny Wigley, gallery manager at Castle Fine Art, The Mailbox – Washington Green Fine Art’s nationwide network of high street galleries – said: “It isn’t every day that you have the chance to be in the presence of paintings by one of the biggest legends in rock history.
“We can’t wait to welcome art enthusiasts and Ronnie fans to the gallery to view The Private Collection. Each piece has been created to the finest quality and really has to be viewed in person to be fully appreciated.”
Prices start from £9,500.