Does The Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood Really Need to Sell His Art Family Silver?

Does The Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood Really Need to Sell His Art Family Silver?

A huge collection of artwork by legendary Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood has emerged for sale for a whopping £25,000 ($32,324).

The 49 pieces are prints of original paintings created by the 72-year-old guitarist over a number of years and depict a host of famous faces.

Among the celebrities to be given the artist’s treatment are the likes of Mohammed Ali, Elvis Presley and even his own bandmates.

Other portraits that are included in the sale are of icons like John Lennon, Rod Stewart and Jimi Hendrix.

The group has been collected over a several years by a private collector but have now been put back on the market.

They are expected to collect a combined £25,450 ($32,906) when they go under the hammer at Omega Auctions of Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.

The most expensive piece in the sale is a framed painting of Mohammed Ali which could sell for as much as £2,500 ($3,232).

The work is a cover of the famous shot of the boxer stood over Sonny Liston after knocking him out in 1965.

It measures 30ins by 38ins and remains in pristine original condition.

Wood, who joined the Rolling Stones in 1975, has also created numerous paintings of the band live on stage.

Most of them are expected to sell for around £600 ($775) and feature Mick Jagger giving trademark performances.

Away from the celebrity portraits, the guitarist also appears to have been inspired by nature.

One picture, worth £600 ($775), shows a grassy hillside surrounded by autumnal trees. The piece is again signed and is titled ‘Irish Landscape’.

The auctioneers believe there is a large market for the artwork and are expecting a lot of interest.

Daniel Hampson, from Omega, said: ‘These are coming from a private collection, likely one of the most comprehensive of works by Ronnie Wood.

‘The market is very strong and the vendor feels it’s a good time to sell.

‘All are in excellent condition and have been well looked after.’

The sale takes place on Tuesday December 3.

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