Wall Street Journal: The Rolling Stones’s ‘Exhibitionism’ Heads to New York City

July 4, 2016


Earlier this year, the Rolling Stones launched their first-ever major exhibition in London, and now it has plans to land stateside.

“Exhibitionism” will open this November in Manhattan at the Industria Superstudio in the West Village, with tickets set to go on sale for the general public starting in September.

Currently housed at London’s Saatchi Gallery, the exhibit features numerous rare artifacts from the Rolling Stones’ career, dating back to the early ‘60s. Along with artifacts like Keith Richards’s diary and a cassette player where an early version of the Stones’ classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” was sketched out, there is a re-creation of a studio that features the band’s original instruments.

Also included is a look at the band’s fashion over the years, and the art and artists used to design some of the group’s iconic logos and artwork.

In the British press, the show has received generally positive reviews, with most focusing on the amount of money the band has generated over the years – and how much they stand to make with this exhibit. The Telegraph described it as “the most magnificent multi-sensory barrage of Stones ‘stuff’ you’re ever likely to encounter,” while the Guardian said, “In the absence of any desire to tell the human story of members of the Stones, the best parts of ‘Exhibitionism’ are those that concentrate on them as a live band.”

The exhibit in London is set to close on Sept. 4.

The band has three dates on the schedule for this fall – the first two October weekends in Indio, California, at the inaugural Desert Trip festival alongside Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Who and Roger Waters, and a headlining show at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 19.

Read the full article at WSJ.com

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