Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood's art on sale in Edinburgh
HE is best known as the guitarist in one of the world's greatest rock bands but Ronnie Wood is just as comfortable with a paintbrush.
And fans of the Rolling Stones can get their hands on a piece of rock and roll history when some of his work goes on sale in the city today.
The “Private Collection” includes some of the multimillionaire’s most sought after limited edition prints, with prices starting at £2250.
Originally published between 2005 and 2009, a selection of these rare editions will be available to buy from Castle Fine Art, on Multrees Walk .
The works are all hand-signed by the artist and provide a rare insight into the world of the rock legend.
In “Flatbed ’75 – 30 Year Anniversary”, Wood documents one of the most famous moments in rock and roll history.
As the world’s press gathered in a New York City hotel in anticipation of the announcement of the band’s upcoming Tour of the Americas ’75, the Rolling Stones performed Brown Sugar live on a the back of a flatbed truck as it drove down Fifth Avenue, scattering tour date flyers as they went.
Before beginning his musical career, Wood received formal art training at Ealing College of Art in London and the late art critic Brian Sewell – who was famously acerbic – declaring him “an accomplished and respectable artist”.
Adele Cross, gallery manager for Edinburgh’s Castle Fine Art, a subsidiary of UK publisher Washington Green Fine Art, said: “Ronnie Wood and his fellow Stones band members continue to draw the crowd.
“The band’s popularity is only growing with their hugely successful 2016 América Latina Olé Tour, and the recently opened Exhibitionism at the Saatchi Gallery.
“Castle Fine Art is offering the public the chance to own their very own piece of rock and roll history with this new collection of works from Wood’s personal archive, all hand-signed by the artist himself.
“The ‘Private Collection’ is eminently desirable and highly collectible – it will draw the eye of all who happen upon it. This pictorial journey through the annals of rock and roll is a joy to behold.”
His work, which features animals as well as portraits of well-known figures, has adorned the walls of Bill Clinton, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jack Nicholson.