Stroke of genius
with Tinnie Chow
The Rolling Stones have been behaving rather well - hanging out with the likes of David Tang and Tania Mohan of Tabla and staying out of the fans' reach. They lunched at the Kee Club on Saturday and scheduled an appearance at Mr Tang's China Club late last night post-Harbour Fest.
Guitarist/painter Ronnie Wood also seemed well pleased with the success of his art exhibit at the Kee Club on Saturday night, staying for two hours, walking about and meeting his fans. According to Ann Tsang, of Kee: 'He was very excited that his artwork was spreading to this part of Asia.'
Buyers lined up to view multi-talented Ronnie's renderings of his bandmates, although a spokesman said only 70 per cent of the dozen paintings that were sold were of the Rolling Stones variety. The rest were paintings of Rod Stewart, Elvis and other musicians.
Needless to say, Ronnie's presence and the well-received concert the night before provided a great boost for sales.
Said one anonymous buyer: 'If I had not been to the concert, and if he was not here, I probably would not have bought two.'
Ronnie took time to speak to each of the buyers.
What is next on his plate? Ronnie is apparently collaborating with Bob Dylan on some bronze sculptures. It seems the man's talent is limitless.
And long after the Stones' visit becomes a faint memory, you'll be able to see Ronnie's art at the J Gallery at the Peninsula Hotel.