‘Dylan’ is the inaugural edition to be released from the new Legends series by Ronnie Wood. This release shows Wood turning the spotlight away from his own illustrious career with The Rolling Stones, and fixing it firmly on his own idols. Such is Wood’s respect and reverence for the icons he chose to feature in the Legends series, the care with which these pieces have been executed is palpable.
This hand signed limited edition of only 150 worldwide is eminently desirable, not only because of the exclusivity of the edition but because the dynamic between artist and subject matter is fascinating; an aesthetic tribute from one accomplishment denizen of rock royalty to another. As such, every facet of this piece exudes quality, from the choice of paper to the finished framed presentation.
The Master Printmakers who produced this edition used all available techniques to create subtle effects to add to the viewing experience. Once the image was separated into medium and dark tones, special inks and curing processes were used in the application of a total of four layers to build up the surface and add depth of colour areas of the image.
Float mounting, a framing technique that is harder to achieve than standard mounts, adds to the overall look. By allowing the deckled edges of the paper to be seen, the result is a softer more understated finish. Washington Green's skilled team of in-house framers opted for the elegant simplicity of the black to ensure that the eye of the viewer is not distracted and that the art remains firmly centre stage.