Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood exhibited his own paintings

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Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones can be considered one of the greatest rock guitarists. But will critics also praise his artistic abilities? British newspaper The Guardian has published the opinions of art experts on Wood’s paintings on the eve of the exhibition, which starts on August 21 at the historic English estate Ashridge House in Hertfordshire.

Over 100 Wood’s artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and engravings, will be on display during the week starting today. Many of them have not been shown before. Some were created during quarantine, others can be called Wood’s “greatest hits”. Among them is a large painted tapestry based on the famous photo shoot for Beggar’s Banquet album, which was released in December 1968.

The proceeds from the exhibition will be transferred to the National Health Service of Great Britain.

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood exhibited his own paintings
Ronnie Wood at Ashridge House with a tapestry on Beggar’s Banquet. Source: Ronnie Wood arts.

On the occasion of the show, The Guardian asked art critics for their opinion on the artworks of a rock star, and they did not become shy in terms of expressions. Picasso’s Guernica and Picasso’s Three Dancers were especially popular with art critics.

“It seems that he took one of the greatest and most exciting works of art, a desperate anti-war cry, and used it as the basis for terrible own fan art,” said the newspaper critic Oliver Basciano. – In art often requires a decent portion of impudence, but it is too much”.

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood exhibited his own paintings
“The Destruction Of A Civilised Riff – Limited Edition of 50,” by Ronnie Wood
Ronnie Wood, now 73, started painting in the early 1960s when he was at Ealing College of Art. Throughout his career, he regularly worked on album designs for the band, among other things. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and other “rollers” are depicted in Ronnie’s paintings too.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood exhibited his own paintings
Ronnie Wood, “Abstract Stones I.” Source: ronniewood.com
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood exhibited his own paintings
Ronnie Wood, “Abstract Stones II.” Source: ronniewood.com
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood exhibited his own paintings
Ronnie Wood, “Welcome.” Photo: Ronnie Wood

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