The Rolling Stones: Time on our Side limited edition giclèe art print
In 2016 Coda Publishing licensed Matthews' 1970s artwork 'Another Time, Another Place' for use on a collector's anthology album of live broadcasts by The Rolling Stones in their original line-up. However, there was one adjustment that had to be made to the iconic artwork - Matthews had to remove Ronnie Wood and paint Brian Jones into the scene instead. The resulting piece was titled 'Another Time, Another Place II'. Roll on several months and the company was back in contact to commission not only a prequel image ('Time on Our Side'), but also a sequel ('Painted Black'). So, if you've ever wondered why the legendary group are sat around the camp-fire, discussing their spoils, in that iconic Matthews 'Another Time, Another Place' dystopian landscape, then here's your chance to find out:
"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! This image - 'Time on Our Side' - 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." - Rodney Matthews
- Full Title: 'Time on Our Side'
- Edition: limited to only 54 giclée prints, hand-signed and numbered by Rodney Matthews
- Size (height x width): 419 x 712 mm (16.5 x 28 inches)
- Materials: pigmented inks & Hahnemühle Photo Rag art paper
- Printed by: Pricelis Art Ltd, UK