🏠 56-57 Carnaby Street, London, W1F 9QF (Downstairs)
📆 8th-31st July
🕰 Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm
⏰ Sunday 12-5pm
A unique pop-up shop selling work by musician and artist Ronnie Wood will open in Carnaby Street this July. Part of the Soho Music Festival, The Ronnie Wood Collection opens from 8-31st July, presenting an incredible collection of limited-edition and original artworks, newly released box sets and setlists from the critically acclaimed artist, producer, song writer and Rolling Stones musician.
With its rich cultural history and legacy as the birthplace of Swinging London in the 60s, Carnaby Street is synonymous with the city’s style and music scene. The Ronnie Wood Collection will appear just across from the Rolling Stones store, and continue to bring music back to the iconic Central London street this Christmas.
Ronnie is one of the foremost rock guitarists in the world, but his artistic talents have always extended beyond music and throughout his extraordinary music career from The Jeff Beck Group to the Faces and the Rolling Stones, Ronnie has pursued a remarkable parallel career as an influential fine artist.
Ronnie spent much of lockdown in his studio painting a series of new artworks. For the pop-up, Ronnie will be showcasing some of his most popular limited-edition prints, plus beautiful new editions. These feature a number of iconic music inspired images including Ronnie’s beautiful prints of the Rolling Stones and a series dedicated to Jimi Hendrix, another Carnaby Street regular back in the 60s.
Other highlights will include a large-scale blue neon artwork which will be installed in the window at number 50 and a newly released collection of Ronnie’s much loved multicoloured set lists from the Rolling Stones European tours that he creates in his dressing room before each gig when the band are touring.
Another highlight will be the newly released 10 for 2021, a beautiful customised boxset of Ronnie’s personal selection of hand-painted set lists, marking many of the most influential and career defining Rolling Stones gigs. The box is marked with a metallic foil red stamp of authentication and includes an exclusive print, hand numbered and signed by Ronnie. Set lists included are Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1975, Ronnie’s first show with the Stones on his birthday of that year, their memorable Glastonbury debut in 2013, the set list from Rio de Janerio 2006, the biggest rock gig to have ever taken place and Havana, 2016, the historic free gig performed to hundreds of thousands marking the return of rock music to Cuba.
The Ronnie Wood Collection opens on Thursday 8 July as part of the wider Soho Music Festival celebrations and the space will open daily from 10am-6pm, 7 days per week. Visitors will be asked to wear face masks and social distancing will be observed to ensure the safety of staff and guests.
Ronnie Wood has continued his passion for painting and drawing in tandem with his musical career and his art is widely collected throughout the world. Ronnie received formal art training at Ealing Art College before beginning his musical career and he has constantly explored his love for painting and drawing, creating art for over six decades.
His paintings often denote life on the road with The Rolling Stones and Ronnie draws inspiration from live gigs and album covers, often placing loved ones – his band members, friends, family and fellow musicians – at the heart of his work, as well as creating a number of self-portraits.
Ronnie’s work has been given a major retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo, and has featured in solo exhibitions throughout America, Europe and Asia. He was recently invited to be Guest Artist at Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair London edition and his work was exhibited at Ashridge House in the summer of 2020.