Ringo Starr‘s “2012″ art exhibit is now on display at Pop International Galleries in New York City, where the revered drummer will appear Monday for a private invitation-only showing. The former Beatle‘s computer-generated works of art range in price from $20 to $800, and will benefit his Lotus Foundation, which funds family, child and animal welfare programs.
Ringo tells the New York Post, creating art is something he does to keep himself “occupied” while on tour, explaining, “I work four, five nights a week. I’m always traveling, on the road, and this is more than hanging around hotels all day. With so much down time, not knowing what to do with yourself, it’s better to be creative.”
Starr also admits to the newspaper that he still gets nervous before a live performance, even after all these years. “Three seconds before I go out it’s really high nervousness like, ‘Oh, God, I want to go to bed.’” He adds, “My aim is to walk on, but what I do is I run on. Leaving the dressing room, it’s three minutes complete panic. Once I reach the audience, I’m fine. I relax.”
Starr and his All-Starr Band kicked off their latest concert tour last Wednesday. Their next show is Sunday night in Baltimore.
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