FINAL FEW WEEKS TO SEE EXHIBITIONISM BY THE ROLLING STONES
DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND OPENING HOURS EXTENDED
From 4th August the event will open until 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Exhibitionism’s UK run closes on 4 September 2016
There are now only just over six weeks left of Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, the first ever international exhibition by the Rolling Stones. Due to phenomenal demand, from 4 August every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the opening hours for Exhibitionism will be extended to 9pm. The critically-acclaimed event finishes its UK run on 4 September. Tickets are available at stonesexhibitionism.com.
Dubbed “magnificent” (Daily Telegraph), “stunning” (The Sun) and “a dream come true” (NME), Exhibitionism is the biggest event of its kind ever to be staged. Featuring over 500 Rolling Stones original and unseen artefacts from the band’s personal archives, Exhibitionism embraces all aspects of art & design, film, video, fashion, performance, and rare sound archives.
Highlights from the exhibition, which explores every facet of the world’ greatest rock ‘n’ roll band, 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 story of The Rolling Stones.
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, playwright Tom Stoppard and film director Martin Scorsese.
Exhibitionism 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 prized possessions 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. The event is originated by IEC Exhibitions with the full participation of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.
Tickets for the exhibition are on sale now at stonesexhibitionism.com. Following the London run, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, will visit 11 other major cities around the world over a four-year period.