Ronnie Wood unveils Picasso-inspired painting of The Rolling Stones

It is one of a series of prints based on the rock icons

The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has unveiled a series of new paintings, including a Picasso-inspired picture that honours his band.

Entitled ‘Abstract Stones’, which you can view below, the painting is one of five different works of art Wood is selling online as hand-signed prints from tomorrow (April 26).

“I call it The Picasso Stones. It’s my interpretation of Picasso’s painting The Three Dancers,” Wood said. “Looking at the original, I was inspired to do my own take featuring the boys. I did a few versions and each one was slightly different and more honed than the last.

“I had great fun doing it. Picasso did his own take on a lot of artists but I bet he never thought no one would ever do a take on him. I hope and think he’d be flattered, but also a bit shocked and pleasantly surprised at my take on his work.”

Wood has also painted a set of his own personal interpretations of classic Stones tour posters: Bridges to Babylon, Urban Jungle and Voodoo Lounge. For more information, head to Ronnie Wood’s official site here.

Meanwhile, Mick Jagger recently made his first public appearance since undergoing heart surgery earlier this month.

The Rolling Stones frontman, 75, underwent heart valve replacement surgery at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital, forcing the legendary band to postpone a number of live dates.