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The Ronnie Wood fridge

The Ronnie Wood fridge

The Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood’s specially personalised fridge will be auctioned for Teenage Cancer Trust at Sotheby's Rock'n'Roll sale.

Date: Wednesday 24th September 2003
Venue: Sotheby's Olympia, London
Contact details: Sotheby's - 0044 (0) 20 7293 5000
Teenage Cancer Trust - 0044 (0) 20 7387 1000

The fridge is part of the Ice Cool Art Project (campaign set up between Teenage Cancer Trust and LG Electronics) to raise money for the Teen Units set up in NHS hospitals around the country. Ronnie’s fridge will be auctioned alongside a painted fridge from ex-Beatle Ringo Starr

“It’s cool to do something original…I’ve never painted a fridge before!” Says Ronnie.

Ronnie Wood and Ringo Starr traded guitars and drumsticks for paintbrushes as they became the latest celebrities to take part in the Ice Cool Art project. The two personalised fridges will be auctioned at the Sotheby’s, Olympia Rock ‘n’ Roll and Film Memorabilia sale on 24th September 2003, with all proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust.

Ronnie Wood and Ringo Starr’s entries are part of a growing collection of decorated fridges forming the Ice Cool Art project. The project is a partnership between LG Electronics and Teenage Cancer Trust where famous faces from music, art, entertainment and sport have been asked to show their artistic flair in the name of ‘fridge art’. Spurs FC, West Ham FC, Chris and Ingrid Tarrant are just some of the celebrities that have taken part in the project so far.

Ronnie Wood is used to the more traditional artistic methods as he attended Ealing Art School but Rolling Stone Ronnie gave the fridge more than 40 licks of paint and says, “It’s cool to do something original…I’ve never painted a fridge before!” The guitarist painted the LG Ice Beam fridge with a creative and funky design.

Ringo emblazoned his fridge with an equally attractive design. Ringo has become an established artist not only as a musician – due to the global success of the Beatles in the sixties - but also painter, photographer and actor. It is therefore of no surprise that the one time member of the fab four adapted easily to the unique surface of the fridge.

Ringo commented, “It is great to be able to do something unusual that not only raises the profile of a charity but also some money. The Ice Cool Art project is a fantastic idea and is certainly the first time I’ve been asked to paint on a fridge.”

“The support for the Ice Cool Art project has been overwhelming. It is fantastic that so many high profile people are willing to give up their time for Teenage Cancer Trust. “Says Simon Davies, CEO Teenage Cancer Trust.

“LG Electronics UK is delighted that Ronnie Wood and Ringo Starr have contributed to the Ice Cool Art collection in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Our Ice Beam fridges provide an unusual canvas for celebrities that aim to raise awareness for this worthwhile cause.” Says, Jay Lim, managing director of LG Electronics UK.

The Ice Cool Art campaign is the first time Teenage Cancer Trust and LG Electronics have partnered together. It is hoped that the auction of fridges will raise much needed money for Teenage Cancer Trust’s Teen Units that are set up in NHS hospitals around the country. The Teen Units are a vital part of the charity’s campaign. Kitted out with the latest home entertainment and home appliance products they offer teen cancer patients a relaxed and alternative environment during their time in hospitals.

Ice Cool Art Project
The Ice Cool Art project is a partnership between LG Electronics and Teenage Cancer Trust. The project aims to raise money and generate awareness of teenage cancer in the UK. It involves celebrities painting fridges that will then be auctioned for Teenage Cancer Trust.

LG Electronics
LG Electronics is one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers. Founded in 1958 the company today employs some 50,000 people around the globe, marketing its products to consumers in more than 180 countries.

Teenage Cancer Trust Teenage Cancer Trust (registered charity no:1062559) is geared specifically to helping teenagers and young people with cancer, leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and related diseases, a specialist area of cancer care largely unrecognised by the NHS. www.teencancer.org Sotheby’s Rock ‘n’ Roll & Film Memorabilia Auction 24th Sept 2003
The Sotheby’s sale includes pieces relating to the greatest names in Rock ‘n’ Roll history. The auction will take place at Sotheby’s, Olympia, London. Viewing will take place from Friday 19th Sept until Tues 23rd Sept.

For further information about the Ice Cool Art project or LG Electronics please contact: Laura Wilkinson / Hannah Shepherd / Annabel Ward Herald Communications Tel: 0207 340 6300 E-mail: [email protected]

For further about Teenage Cancer Trust please contact: Lucy Shure Tel: 0207 387 1000 E-mail: [email protected]

For further press information about the auction at Sotheby’s please contact: Rachel Aked Sotheby’s Press Office Tel: 0207 293 5522 Email: [email protected]


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