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A celebrity who hasn’t used his name for fame in the art game: Rocco, son of Madonna and Guy Ritchie, who Page Six can exclusively reveal, is represented by a London gallery under the pseudonym Rhed – and he already sells paintings that touch on “riveting” celebrities and production companies “Thousands of dollars.
“Reed is a young emerging artist with a diverse and unconventional cultural background,” says the artist’s biography on the website of the Tanya Baxter Contemporary Gallery in London. “He spent his childhood between New York and London, which gave him a diverse and varied artistic background.”
His first show at the gallery was in July 2018, with a release at the time saying, ‘Now residing in London and attending Central Saint Martins, he has embraced a new kind of bricolage art with expressive vibrancy and street energy. It’s no surprise that he initially got involved as a graffiti artist. And his work certainly includes allusions to Basquiat and Banksy.”
Rocco earned his degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins. He has reportedly been “inspired by graffiti artist Banksy and sees himself as a major player in the London art scene within a few years.”
Rocco also performed this summer at the show, attended by Madonna and J. The British press noted that the ex, who separated in 2008, was there, along with Madonna’s adopted children Mercy and Davis, but failed to realize that they were watching The Rocco Show.
There was also a special dinner for his work during this month’s Art Basel fair in Miami.
Rocco pieces are listed on Arty for £24,000.
“Society struggles such as the obsession with social media, celebrity fixation and labeling, and generational problems such as substance abuse and depression, are topics he deals with in a coded fashion,” he says the rest of the biography on the gallery’s website that describes his work. “It’s as if the artist is using the paintings to be a spokesperson for millennials who have overdosed on toxic society.”
Representatives for the show and Madonna did not respond to requests for comment.