KEITH RICHARDS - HURRICANE is a gallery quality art print of an original painting by Barry Novis. It is available in various sizes on 100% cotton rag fine art paper or high grade canvas, ready for framing. Also available is a Signature Edition art print which is hand-finished and hand-signed by the artist.
Art prints are professionally printed in Australia, then rolled and sent in a postal tube along with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. International orders are welcome. Packing, postage and insurance are free worldwide.
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About Keith Richards : According to a Keith Richards biography, the first line of Jumpin' Jack Flash - "I was born in a crossfire hurricane" - is a reference to the fact that Richards was born in Dartford, Kent, near London during World War II in the midst of a German air raid. He has sung backing vocals on every Rolling Stones album, and since 1967 has sung lead or co-lead on at least one track on almost every Rolling Stones studio album. The Stones have been performing for almost 60 years.
Fun fact: Would you believe Keith Richards sang in a school choir – most notably for Queen Elizabeth II – until his voice broke? Well yes, he did!
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About the painting: This Barry Novis portrait of Keith Richards depicts the Rolling Stones legend in the later years of his life. It was entitled "Hurricane" after the line he penned for Jumpin' Jack Flash, referred to above. One music journalist borrowed from Lord Byron when he referred to Keith Richards as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know", but in 1994 Richards said about himself that his image was "like a long shadow ... Even though that was nearly twenty years ago, you cannot convince some people that I'm not a mad drug addict." Richards not only survives, he thrives, and despite his "mad, bad" past, may outlive us all, and that's what this painting is all about. The original, 150x120cm on canvas, was SOLD in London.