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CHECK IT OUT!: STARR TIME
Ahh, the life of a rock star. Sex and drugs and rock ’n’ roll — and drawing? As Ringo Starr turns 72 next Saturday, he’s added artist to his résumé, with bright, colorful whimsical drawings you’d expect from the drummer who was the goofy Beatle.
About 40 of his works have gone on display at Pop International Galleries in SoHo.
Instead of packing brushes with his drumsticks when he tours, Starr says he does all his drawing on his computer, iPad or iPhone. “It started because there was a lot of downtime in hotels,” he says.
After Starr finishes a work, he gets by with a little help from his friends, who silkscreen or make giclée (fine-art inkjet) prints.
The limited-editions are on sale, in the $1,500 to $3,000 range. And, says Starr, “It’s a really cool thing as all the money goes to charity [the Lotus Foundation].”
473 West Broadway; 212-533-4262, popinternational.com/ringo-starr
— Billy Heller