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Britney Spears lands first art exhibition

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Britney Spears lands first art exhibition

US pop star Britney Spears will have her artwork displayed at a gallery in France from this Saturday.

Her debut exhibition, Sometimes You Just Gotta Play!!!!!!, will take up residence at the in the town of Figeac in south-west France.

The title is taken from an Instagram post made by the singer several years ago, which showed her painting outside.

The exhibition will mark the 21st birthday of her big-selling debut album ... Baby One More Time.


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Her flower painting, which was used to promote the show, was donated to a Las Vegas charity auction in 2017, helping the victims of the


Ronnie Wood is equally at home with a paintbrush or a guitar

The 72-year-old rocker placed his paintings on display once again at a pop-up gallery in London just before Christmas.

A few years earlier, the former art student described his painting Sad Guitar - which featured in his book Ronnie Wood: Artist - to BBC Radio 4's , featured at Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery, also in the capital, last year.


John Squire (right) alongside Stone Roses bandmate Ian Brown, whose jacket is adorned with the guitarist's famous album cover artwork

The large-scale oil paintings were based on photographs taken by the artist or found online and then put through a Snapchat filter that the 1995 Turner Prize winner had told Squire about.

The 57-year-old, who was responsible for the Manchester band's signature Jackson Pollock-inspired paint splash artwork, : "I don't think I'm a very good guitar player - or painter."


The British model Twiggy featured, as well as a mystery guitarist, in John Squire's Disinformation exhibition last year

We'll agree to disagree on that one, John.

Last but not least, without blowing his own trumpet, it's fair to say seminal US jazz musician Miles Davis produced some pretty impressive too, late on in his career.

Davis, famed for trailblazing records like Bitches Brew, only began painting in his mid-50s during a break from touring, but soon threw himself fully into it.


The late Miles Davis doing the day job in New York in 1975 before turning his jazz hands to painting

"It's like therapy for me, and keeps my mind occupied with something positive when I'm not playing music," he wrote in his self-titled autobiography in 1989.

His influences ranged from Picasso to Basquiat, via African tribal artwork.


Miles Davis's art hobby soon turned into a serious passion

After his death in 1991, at the age of 65, Davis's estate took his paintings on the road, and in 2013, Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork was published.

Look out for the best of Britney's artwork in book form in time for Christmas 2020 (maybe, baby).


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14 January 2020, 17:30