Exhibitionism, the first ever international exhibition by the Rolling Stones, has extended its opening hours to 9pm on Thursday and Saturday for a limited period from 19 May to 11 June 2016 due to popular demand. The critically-acclaimed exhibition runs until 4 September at the Saatchi Gallery, London.
Exhibitionism features over 500 Rolling Stones original and unseen artefacts from the band’s personal archives, embracing all aspects of art & design, film, video, fashion, performance, and rare sound archives. Exhibitionism explores every facet of the band, dating back to the sixties right up until 2016. Highlights include artwork from across the decades, onstage and off stage clothes, performances, instruments, recordings, unseen films and photos, and entire rooms of rare objects that have been assembled to tell the band’s story.
The works of key musical and cultural collaborators who helped to make the band are on show featuring Andy Warhol, John Pasche, who designed the band’s iconic tongue logo, fashion designers Ossie Clark and Alexander McQueen, artist Shepard Fairey, producer Don Was, playwrite Tom Stoppard and film director Martin Scorsese.
The exhibition gives visitors an insight into the high points of the band’s career through a specially commissioned film, with a high-octane soundtrack which steps back into the early days, to a recreation of the Edith Grove flat that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones shared in 1962. The flat was located just off the King’s Road in Chelsea.
A recording studio and an immersive backstage experience give fans a unique sense of what it feels like just before the band head out on stage. A guitar room brings together examples of some of Keith and Ronnie’s prized instruments, including a rosewood Fender Telecaster and a Maton that Keith played on Let It Bleed, which famously disintegrated as he reached the final notes of ‘Gimme Shelter’.
Other curiosities include the cassette player on which Keith famously sketched out the idea for ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, just before falling asleep in a Florida motel room, Mick Jagger’s lyric book which features the hand written words for ‘Miss You’, ‘Hey Negrita’ and ‘Worried About You’, and the toy drum kit that Charlie Watts used in the recording of ‘Street Fighting Man.’
Exhibitionism is the largest touring experience of its kind to be staged by any band or artist, and continues the Stones’ proud tradition of ground-breaking innovation combined with the highest production values.
Exhibitionism is originated with the full participation of Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie. Following the London exhibition, Exhibitionism will visit eleven other major Cities around the world during a four year period.
Exhibitionism extended hours will run from 19 May to 11 June 2016. The exhibition runs until 4 September.
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