Ron Wood has launched his latest art series, titled the “Abstract Stones Collection.” The Rolling Stones guitarist has added six new paintings available for purchase as limited edition prints. Wood announced on his officiate website (RonnieWood.com) the collection features three pieces inspired by the work of the legendary Pablo Picasso, with each print individually numbered and signed by Wood.
He said on the new series, “I call it 'The Picasso Stones.' It's my interpretation of Picasso’s painting The Three Dancers. Looking at the original, I was inspired to do my own take featuring the boys. I did a few versions and each one was slightly different and more honed than the last. I had great fun doing it. Picasso did his own take on a lot of artists but I bet he never thought anyone would ever do a take on him. I hope and think he'd be flattered, but also a bit shocked and pleasantly surprised at my take on his work.”
In addition to the 'dancers' tribute, Ron Wood is also offering also his renderings of the posters for the band's 1990 Urban Jungle, 1994-1995 Voodoo Lounge, and 1997-1998 Bridges To Babylon tours.
Ron Wood, who first recorded with the Stones in 1974 and toured with the band the following year, still remembers what it was like to be one of the Rolling Stones' original legion of early British fans: “Yeah, well, I still look at it from a far, y'know? It's a bit like. . . it's very surreal to be in this unit where you used to run home from school to watch on the telly, going (claps hands): 'I'm gonna be in that band!' — Y'know, to actually be in that band.”
The new “Abstract Stones Collection” sells separately for either $1,295 or $1,950, with a pair of two of from the series for $2,210. The tour posters each run $795. Log on to shop.ronniewood.com for more info.