March 20, 2012
-- NEW YORK CITY- Symbolic Collection, one of the world's greatest collections of twentieth-century pop culture, is proud to present a collection of fine art works by music icon and Rolling Stones band member Ronnie Wood in a worldwide exhibit entitled Faces, Time and Places, to premiere on Monday, 9 April 2012 for three months through Saturday, 30 June 2012 at 498 Broome Street at West Broadway in New York City. Gallery hours are from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday. Private appointments also available. Symbolic has presented the exhibition in part to recognize Wood's second induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on 14 April 2012, in celebration of his pioneering influence as a guitarist for the seminal rock band The Faces. With works selected by the artist himself with assistance by Brandon Coburn, the retrospective exhibition will showcase the rock and roll legend’s personal and engaging record of an evolving culture centered on celebrity and music from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and limited-edition prints available for sale, many of which have never been seen before by the public. Symbolic debuted Wood's Faces, Time and Places at 28 Cork Street in London in November. Interested media that wish to schedule an interview with Ronnie Wood please forward your requests to contact Workhouse CEO Adam Nelson via telephone +1 646. 205. 3540 or via email email@example.com for consideration.
RONNIE WOOD "FACES, TIME AND PLACES"
498 BROOME STREET AT WEST BROADWAY | NEW YORK CITY
OPENING MONDAY, 9 APRIL 2012
CLOSING SATURDAY, 30 JUNE 2012
GALLERY MONDAY- SUNDAY
10AM - 6PM
Interested media who wish to schedule an interview with Ronnie Wood please forward your requests to contact Workhouse, CEO Adam Nelson via telephone +1 646. 205. 3540 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Ronnie Wood’s renowned musical career has sometimes overshadowed the fact that he is a trained, highly talented and successful artist and a skilled draughtsman. World-renowned art historian Brian Sewell has called him ‘an accomplished and respectable artist,’ an opinion also echoed in Marvin Bragg’s prestigious Southbank show in 2004, which dedicated a one-hour special to celebrating Wood as an artist. Edward Lucie-Smith, the internationally acclaimed art historian has remarked, “Who says you have to be good at only one thing? Ronnie is in the top flight as a musician, but he’s also a fully trained artist and it shows. Wood’s trained eye has led to a series of well-observed sketches of some of the world’s greatest icons that are illustrative of close, personal relationships.”
Symbolic collection boasts studies of fellow legends such as Jimmy Page (1983), founder of rock and roll band Led Zeppelin, and also Eric Clapton. The collection would of course be incomplete without Wood’s dynamic studies of The Rolling Stones, such as his 1979 drawing of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and himself jamming on stage when touring with their 1975 album, Black and Blue. Also included within the collection are sketched portraits of Charlie Watts, Fats Waller, Blondie and Jerry Hall, depicted not as icons, but as friends Wood made throughout his career. The carefully selected works act as a pictorial biography of Wood’s thrilling life experiences, guiding us through half a century’s worth of rock and roll. Beginning the collection is a self-portrait of Wood (1962), from when he was receiving formal art instruction at Ealing College, looking serene and neatly presented. As well as offering us insight into Wood’s personal experiences, the works also presents us with an insider’s view into Ronnie's celebrated music career. It is fitting that one of the latest works in the exhibition (Essential Crossexion, Album Cover study 2005) is Wood’s personal attempt at recording his journey, illustrating his musical milestones with The Faces, The Creation, The Jeff Beck Group, The Rolling Stones, and his many solo efforts. Also included within the retrospective are original set lists and handwritten working lyrics for The Rolling Stones, The Faces, The Birds and The Jeff Beck Group dating back to 1968, which Wood sketched throughout his career. Symbolic’s remarkable collection also possesses a deft satirical caricature of notorious Peter Grant, the manager of Jeff Beck as well as The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, who was famed for being “the shrewdest and most ruthless manager in rock history.” Images such as these highlight how Symbolic provides a rare and privileged invitation to contemplate a rock and roll star’s personal and exhilarating experiences from an otherwise restricted viewpoint.
Based in San Diego, California, with showrooms in New York and London, Symbolic Collection has a passion for the unique, owning extraordinary items from the worlds of pop culture, fine art, music and entertainment artifacts, as well as watches, clocks, and the decorative arts. The collection's music, pop culture and artworks are exhibited by appointment only at their private showrooms in London Mayfair, the Symbolic New York Showroom located in the Fuller Building on 57th Street and Madison and its home city of San Diego, California. Symbolic Collection is one division within a group of companies all focusing on the high-end market, including Symbolic motors, the world’s leading purveyor of exotic and rare luxury automobiles, as well as Symbolic watches, a leader in the world of luxury high‐end watches and clocks. For more information visit www.symboliccollection.com
Born and raised in New York City, Brandon Coburn trained as a professional architect. In New York Brandon worked alongside James Wines at SITE, before going on to partner with 01 Gallery in Los Angeles. Whilst there Brandon was involved in exhibitions of many major artists, such as Chaz Bojorquez, RETNA and Robert Williams. From there he went on to develop Brandon Coburn Projects, which manages several private collections, artists and galleries such as Symbolic Collection’s private gallery in London Mayfair. For questions or inquiries please dial +1 917. 651.1316 or via email email@example.com. For more information visit www.coburnprojects.com.
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