Ronnie Wood: Artist (Hardcover)
Thames & Hudson, 9780500519899, 256pp.
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Ronnie Wood is one of the foremost rock guitarists in the world, but his artistic talents extend beyond music. Published together for the first time and in Wood's seventieth year, here is the first comprehensive collection of paintings and other works that exudes the same irrepressible energy as the Rolling Stones themselves.
Organized thematically, Ronnie Wood: Artist focuses on rock 'n' roll performances and depictions of stage performances as only the band could witness. Additional chapters show both the breadth of his instincts and style in works on figures, landscapes, animal paintings, and sculptures. The artist himself provides the captions and insight into the thought and motivation behind each piece. An introduction is provided by Damien Hirst, one of the most successful contemporary artists of the modern era and a rabid fan and collector of Wood's art. An afterword by guitar legend and Wood's bandmate Keith Richards brings the book to its conclusion.