The Famous Flames - Rip This Joint - Paper, 2011
© Ronnie Wood

The Famous Flames - Rip This Joint - Paper, 2011

By Ronnie Wood
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In this series of images, Ronnie Wood pays tribute to the legendary R&B group, the Famous Flames in which James Brown got his start with Please Please, Please in 1957.  No doubt an homage to the early beginnings of the music that inspired Ronnie himself to become a musician, these portraits of the Rolling Stones capture them performing onstage surrounded by vibrant orange flames.

This piece, titled "Rip This Joint" references the song of the same, featured on the 1972 album Exile on Main St.  It displays a montage of portraits of both Keith Richards and Mick Jagger performing onstage in a layered design that mimics the appearance of the large scale monitors seen at their live concerts. The pale tones of the illustration above and behind the central imagery are wonderfully contrasted with a black background and vibrant colors used in the foreground.
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The Famous Flames - Rip This Joint - Paper, 2011
The Famous Flames - Rip This Joint - Paper, 2011

 
 
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