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.
Ronnie Wood, best known as the longtime, guitar-playing sideman for the Rolling Stones, is also a talented visual artist… In his new book, Ronnie Wood: Artist, the rock and roller shows off 377 of his works, including watercolors of his bandmates as well as acrylics of some of his well-known contemporaries.
Ronnie Wood: Artist brims with paintings by the Rolling Stones guitarist: not just glimpses of his life with the band, but still lifes, landscapes, and portraits.
— Entertainment Weekly
Emmanuel Guigon is the director of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona.
Keith Richards is a member of The Rolling Stones.