This screenprint by Sir Peter Blake is a tribute to Rolling Stones founder member and keyboard player Ian Stewart (" Stu" ). The print is from a newly completed painting by Peter Blake which is to feature on the front cover of the tribute album "Boogie 4 Stu" put together by Ben Waters.
The album was released on 11 April and one of the highlights is a version of Bob Dylan’s song Watchin’ The River Flow. This features Mick Jagger on vocals & harmonica, Keith Richards on guitar, Charlie Watts on drums, Ronnie Wood on guitar and Bill Wyman on bass.It’s the first time Wyman has recorded with his former colleagues since 1992.
As well as his work with the Rolling Stones, Ian Stewart played with a host of other talents including Led Zeppelin (the tribute album is named after their track ‘Boogie With Stu’), Howlin’ Wolf, The Yardbirds, his own band Rocket88 and more.
Keith Richards said, "Ian Stewart. I’m still working for him. To me the Rolling Stones is his band. Without his knowledge and organization … we’d be nowhere."
Very limited release
Just 100 individually signed and numbered screenprints are being released, from the original painting by Sir Peter Blake. 10 prints are being given to the artists who performed on the Boogie 4 Stu tribute album, so in practice just 90 prints are going to be offered on the primary market. A significant portion of the retail price is being donated to the British Heart Foundation.
In view of the small quantities for a Peter Blake limited edition, and the attractive launch price of GBP 600, we know that this screenprint is going to be very popular with Rolling Stones fans.
The image size is 9.5 x 9.5 inches ( 24 x 24 cm ) on 17 x 17 inch ( 44 x 44cm ) paper,
Turnaround time is a couple of days – act now to avoid disappointment!