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The infamous Ronnie Wood, who draws inspiration from artists like Goya and Velázquez, has a retrospective opening in London next month.

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This article titled “Ronnie Wood’s exhibition: portrait of the rock star as an artist” was written by Dalya Alberge, for The Observer on Saturday 29th October 2011 23.08 UTC

For the press, he’s the wild man of rock’n’roll, interested only in sex, drugs and drink. But talk to Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood and you discover that what really turns him on is Velázquez, Dürer and Goya.

“People don’t know that I’m an artist,” he said, as he prepared for his first retrospective. “Playing music as part of a team effort is wonderful, but to express individuality as an artist is very personal. Art is more powerful, a more personal statement.”

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