Ronnie Wood will release a new set of four signed, limited-edition prints to mark the 50th anniversary of the Faces.
Just 200 sets of the Faces prints have been produced and will be limited to one boxset per household. They will be released on December 4th at 6pm GMT and are priced at £1250. Presented in a bespoke embossed Faces folder, the prints are signed by Ronnie and a random ten of the sets are signed by Ronnie, Rod and Kenney. They will be available via https://shop.ronniewood.com
The prints are taken from a series of three monochrome paintings that the critically acclaimed artist, producer, song writer and Rolling Stones guitarist produced during lockdown depicting himself and bandmates Rod Stewart and Kenney Jones. They are originally interpreted from a series of photographs taken of the celebrated band between 1969-1975.
Backstage Romp and Dressing Room Football are beautiful figurative works depicting the band off-stage between gigs. These Days is inspired by a photograph of the Faces featuring the remaining members of the band and with the addition of a guitar for Ronnie a mic for Rod and drumsticks for Kenney. The fourth print, a colour image titled Well Meet Again captures all the original bandmates caught in the midst of a live performance.
My time with the Faces has been some of the happiest in my career as a musician, and the most fun Ive had with the best mates ever! Its been a pleasure to revisit those memories, and pay tribute to the bands 50th anniversary with these artworks. Ronnie Wood
The band formed in 1969 when members of Small Faces Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane and Kenney Jones joined forces with Ronnie on guitar and Rod Stewart on lead vocals and the new line-up was renamed the Faces. They injected a buccaneering rock-and roll spirit into an otherwise dreary music scene, drawing huge audiences for their rollicking live shows and influencing a generation of punk musicians waiting in the wings. Ronnie helped pen some of the Faces finest and best-known songs including Ooh La La and Stay With Me.
Ronnie Wood is one of the foremost rock guitarists in the world, but his artistic talents extend beyond music. He received formal art training at Ealing Art College before beginning his musical career, and throughout his time in the Jeff Beck Group, the Faces, and The Rolling Stones, he has constantly explored his passion for painting and drawing, creating art for over six decades.
Few can claim to have had as stellar or diverse a career as Ronnie Wood. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with both the Rolling Stones and the Faces, he has continued his passion for painting and drawing in tandem with his musical career and his work is widely collected throughout the world.
In 2017 Ronnie transformed a 19th-century workers cottage near his home into an artists studio which is filled with his large-scale paintings, drawings and etchings. He often chooses to place 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.
Paintings often denote life on the road with The Rolling Stones and Ronnie draws inspiration from live gigs and album covers as well as creating beautiful multicoloured painted set lists which he compiles in his dressing room before gigs. Ronnies 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 recently collaborated with Saatchi Art as their Guest Artist and his most recent UK exhibition was at Ashridge House in the summer of 2020.