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Art Dealer Sentenced For Stealing From Ronnie Wood

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British art dealer Jonathan Poole has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from his clients, one of whom was Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. Poole also represented the estates of Miles Davis and John Lennon.

Poole pleaded guilty to 26 charges of fraud and theft made between 1986 and 2013, from which he earned $664,000 overtime. The majority of the pieces he stole were portraits or caricatures of celebrities. Among Wood's paintings were portraits of Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr and Marilyn Monroe. According to the Guardian, Poole also pilfered pieces by Lennon, German artist Sebastian Krüger and famed French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Wood will publish a new collection of his own artwork, Ronnie Wood: Artist, later this year. The new collection will be released on October 17.

by RTT Staff Writer

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