The Rolling Stones have announced details of their first major international exbition.
EXHIBITIONISM will run from April 6 2016 – September 2016 at London’s Saatchi Gallery, where it will occupy nine themed galleries spread across two entire floors.
EXHIBITIONISM includes over 500 artefacts and will include original stage designs, dressing room and backstage paraphernalia; rare guitars and instruments, costumes, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips; personal diaries and correspondence; original poster and album cover artwork, and unique cinematic presentations.
It will include work by Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Alexander McQueen, Ossie Clark, Tom Stoppard and Martin Scorsese.
Tickets go on sale July, 10 2015; you can find more information about the exhibition’s website, www.stonesexhibitionism.com.
After EXHIBITIONISM finishes its runs, it will visit eleven other cities around the world during a four year period.
Mick Jagger commented, “We’ve been thinking about this for quite a long time but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale. The process has been like planning our touring concert productions and I think that right now it’s an interesting time to do it.”
Keith Richards said, “While this is about The Rolling Stones, it’s not necessarily only just about the members of the band. It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a group like us, and it’s this, as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that should make the exhibition really interesting.”
“The scene was great down the King’s Road in the 1960’s,” notes Ron Wood. “That was where you went to hang out to watch the fashions go by. So it is appropriate that our Exhibitionism will be housed at the wonderful Saatchi Gallery.”
Charlie Watts added – “It’s hard to believe that it’s more than fifty years since we began and it is wonderful to look back to the start of our careers and bring everything up to date at this exhibition.”
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