Painted Black (The Rolling Stones)
At the end of 2015, Coda Records asked Matthews to re-imagine his artwork Another Time, Another Place, so that it incorporated the classic Stones line-up featuring Brian Jones. In 2016 the record company released the updated gate-fold image, retitled Another Time, Another Place II, on a limited edition bronze vinyl of rare, live broadcasts, recorded in America during the sixties.
Roll on several months and the company is back in contact to commission a sequel image. So, if you've ever wondered what happened to the legendary group after they sat around the camp-fire, discussing their spoils, in that iconic Matthews dystopian landscape, then here's your chance to find out.
Painted Black is the conclusion of Matthews' epic tale featuring The Rolling Stones; a going home statement in which the original skeletal black ship, from which they departed, has now returned to take them away. The six-legged mechanical Death's-head is another requisition from their spoils of war. Perhaps, it will be taken aboard? Their departure is quietly observed by the empty eye sockets of an orbiting satellite, in turn orbited by two electrons, suggesting a helium aspect.
- Title: Painted Black
- Year: 2017
- Materials: pencil on tracing paper
- Size (including mount): 49cm x 82.8cm (19.3” x 32.6”)
- Presentation: mounted and wrapped in cellophane
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