Rolling Stones art to go under the hammer in Norfolk
Three lots signed by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood will go under the hammer to help boost the Norfolk Nook children's hospice appeal.
The two signed pictures and an autographed book of the musician’s art are to be auctioned as part of the Keys Fine Art Auctioneers sale at 11am on Saturday, June 9 at the firm’s Aylsham salerooms.
The donation came via Jane Walker, a Poringland resident and member of the Nook Appeal fundraising committee, who is also the aunt of Ronnie Wood’s wife, Sally.
Mrs Walker said: “With six children and numerous grandchildren, Ronnie is a long-time supporter of children’s charities.
“We asked if he would consider donating something to help with the hospice appeal, and he responded in a typically generous way.”
The three lots are Self Portrait II, a signed print which formed part of the publicity artwork for the band’s tour of Japan, which has a pre-sale estimate of £400-£500.
Keith and Chanel is a picture of Keith Richards and his dog. The work is a numbered print, also signed by the artist, and has a pre-sale estimate of £200-£300.
And a copy of the musician’s autobiography, Ronnie Wood: Artist, featuring his art and signed by him, has a pre-sale estimate of £100-£150.
Keys’ general manager and head of fine art Kevin Lines said: “We are delighted to include these celebrity lots in our first ever 20th Century Design and Modern Art Sale.
“The Rolling Stones have been a big part of contemporary culture for much of the post-war period, so these items fit right in with a sale which features a whole range of iconic art, furniture, ceramics and design from this period.
“We are honoured to sell these items, and we hope that bidders will get behind the auction and help raise a good sum for the Nook Appeal.”
The Nook appeal is for a £10m state-of-the-art children’s hospice in Framingham Earl, to replace its Quidenham base.
Fundraising for the nook hospice started in November 2014 and the total raised now stands at nearly £8m.
More details can be found at www.keysauctions.co.uk