Ronnie Wood: A Major Retrospective of 50 years of Rock and Roll has been open for a few days already but was officially sanctioned this afternoon when the exhibition’s namesake strolled in off the street for a quick look see (and then fled from all the paparazzi snaps and flashes).
This comprehensive retrospective features paintings, sketches, handwritten lyrics by Ronnie Wood along with signed guitars, photographs and tons of Wood-related ephemera from his 50 years in the music industry – as a participating musician as well as observant fly-on-wall visual artist.
The show features items from the personal collection of Bernie Chase, founder of the Symbolic Collection. Essentially just an incredibly avid aficionado, Chase has had a lifelong fascination with art and music and is now sharing all his cool stuff with the public. If you are also a fan of the Rolling Stones, Faces or the Jeff Beck Group, or simply would like to see how a guy with a great eye went about capturing some fascinating pop culture moment while making rock and roll history over the last half century, this show is a must.
Ronnie Wood: A Major Retrospective of 50 years of Rock and Roll is free to view and runs until 9 November 2012 at the Symbolic London pop up showroom, 34 Bruton Street, W1J 6QX.
Find out more at symboliclondon.com … and stay tuned for more of my pics and another mention or two about this show here on my blog.