Commissioned in 2016 for a collectors anthology of live 1960s broadcasts by The Rolling Stones. This is the first image in Matthews epic Stones trilogy; preceding 'Another Time, Another Place II' and 'Painted Black'.
In Matthews' own words:
"Firstly, I ought to point out that I chose the Stones for the role as mercenaries, because I've always considered them to be the mean and moody bad boys of rock 'n' roll; slightly aggressive and sullen, unlike the fresh-faced Beatles - no offence intended for either band!
Part one of the trilogy sees the group returning from the sacking of the city that burns behind them - Keith Richards was always a bit lax when it came to disposing of his dogends!
The one-eyed (yet "two-pupilled") elephant, complete with "brontesaurian" tail, is one they requisitioned from a herd of beasts, known for their irritability and pugnacious attitude. This one is further exasperated by Charlie Watts' incessant drum beats.
In the background, perched high above a rock stack, is the decaying, skeletal ship that the rapacious crew have recently embarked from."
A signed original pencil drawing on tracing paper from 1983. Titled "Who disturbs the Tyrant?" Commissioned by TSR Hobbies for the front cover of their adventure games...View full product details
An art print reproduced from the artwork titled '1960s Psychedelia' Hand-signed by Rodney Matthews Finished size measures approx 485 (h) x 330 (w) mm Giclèe printed by Rodney Matthews...View full product details
In 2020 Matthews received a request from Magnum's Tony Clarkin for an image that would complement the upcoming release of their compilation album 'Dance of the Black Tattoo'. ...View full product details
An artist's proof reproduced from the original artwork titled 'Elric and Moonglum' From a limited edition of 200 numbered prints, plus 10 artist's proofs Hand-signed and marked AP by...View full product details
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