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President Clinton buys two Ronnie Wood's
Ronnie Wood has had many collectors for his art over the years, with a notable purchaser of his paintings being President Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton first met Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones when the President was celebrating his sixtieth birthday in New York by visiting the Beacon Theater; where a film by Martin Scorses about the Rolling Stones was to be the feature piece. It was an event that was to be remembered, especially for the guests that got to meet Bill & Hillary Clinton and the Rolling Stones band members up close and personal; with some paying up to 500,000 dollars for the opportunity. An expensive hand shake and autograph by anyone's standards!

Ronnie Wood and the Clinton's got on well during their engagement in New York and this boded well for the rest of a successful art tour throughout the USA that year. Along with shows in New York City, there were also exhibitions being held at the Pop Gallery in Greenwich Village. Seeing that Ronnies' art was so successful on the East Coast it was the turn of Daniel Crosby (whom represented Muhammad Ali and had considerable experience in the art dealing business) to become involved.

This new relationship gave Ronnie Wood the opportunity to display his work to many fine-art collectors in major cities, such as San Francisco, L.A and Las Vegas that would otherwise not have been reachable. It was at this juncture that Bill Clinton first bought two of Ronnie Wood's paintings; one being a portrait of Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith, whilst the other was a scene of the Rolling Stones on the B-Stage. The President obviously loved the work of Ronnie Wood, and in a phone call with the Rolling Stones member said that the portrait of Holiday and Smith hangs in his office, whilst the other rendering has found a place in his Little Rock Home.