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Ronnie Wood: 50 Years of Rock N’ Roll at Symbolic Collection, London

Ronnie Wood and his artwork (Credit: © Symbolic London)
Ronnie Wood and his artwork (Credit: © Symbolic London)

Symbolic Collection galleries is presenting an exhibition featuring artworks by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, as well as historical Rolling Stones artifacts. The show will include paintings, sketches, hand written lyrics, and guitars by Ronnie Wood, together with Symbolic’s acquisitions of Ronnie Wood and Rolling Stones items.

According to the gallery, Symbolic Collection was founded by Bernie Chase, who has had a long life fascination with art and music. He developed a deep appreciation of Ronnie Wood’s art and that together with his love for the Rolling Stones was the inspiration behind the collection. The items exhibited are from Chase’s personal collection. The exhibition will include:

1. Original set lists and handwritten working lyrics for The Rolling Stones, Faces, The Birds and The Jeff Beck Group
2. Guitars painted by Ronnie Wood which feature rare drawings and lyrics
3. A range of large canvas paintings, recent works which have never been displayed before

Mick, Ronnie, And Keith Study, 1979 (Credit: © Symbolic London)
Mick, Ronnie, And Keith Study, 1979 (Credit: © Symbolic London)

Ronnie Wood began painting as a child. He went on to study art at Ealing Art College in London and he has continued to create art throughout his musical career. He said: “My two passions in life are music and art, I can’t imagine one without the other. Through The Stones, The Birds, Faces and Jeff Beck Group I’ve been creating art, collecting objects, pictures and memories that together provide an encounter with the people who influence me, the people I love and my own life experiences.”

Foxi Jimi (Then), 2008 (Credit: © Symbolic London)
Foxi Jimi (Then), 2008 (Credit: © Symbolic London)

The exhibition takes place at the Symbolic London pop-up showroom, Thursday August 9 to November 9, 2012, 34 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QX. For more information visit the Symbolic Collection website.

Related blog posts:

Raw Instinct: Paintings by Ronnie Wood (May 28, 2013)

Faces, Time and Places: Artwork by Ronnie Wood (April 15, 2012)

Check out Artwork by Ronnie Wood at eBay.

Visit the Pop Life Art homepage for links to many more musicians that paint.