Rolling Stones fans will be flocking to Chelsea for the launch of the Saatchi Gallery’s latest exhibition tomorrow.
EXHIBITIONISM: The Rolling Stones’ will be running from April 5-September 4 and will take over the entire two floors of the gallery with more than 500 original Stones artifacts from the band’s personal archives on display.
Presenting never seen before backstage paraphernalia, rare instruments, iconic costumes, personal diaries, rare audio tracks and striking cinematic and interactive technologies, the show offers a comprehensive and immersive insight into the band’s history.
At the heart of the exhibition will be the Stones’ musical heritage that took them from a London blues band to cultural icons.
With the full support of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood EXHIBITIONISM looks back through every facet of the band’s legendary career and will be the largest touring experience of its kind to be staged by a band or artist.
Jagger said: “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.”
The project has taken three years of meticulous planning and includes collaborations with various artists and designers including Andy Warhol, Alexander McQueen and Martin Scorsese.
Sponsored by DHL, the exhibition will undergo a four-year international tour after closing in London in September.
Tickets are available from the Saatchi Gallery.
Images courtesy of Rolling Stones archive, with thanks
- Stuffed Arctic Wolf swiped in Chelsea burglary belonging to granddaughter of Rolling Stones drummer returned10000The £32,000 stuffed Arctic Wolf stolen from the flat belonging to the granddaughter of legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was handed in at a west London police station today. Charlotte Watts proved that You Can Always Get What You Want after the animal, named Frostbite, was returned undamaged this morning.…
- 10000From sky-high stilettos to trusty trainers, the fabulous footwear of icons like Marilyn Monroe and Lady Gaga is on display at the V&A Museum. The collection, which contains over 250 pairs spanning 2000 years from across the globe, explores how shoes have become a tool for transformation and symbol of…
- 10000Alexander McQueen masterpieces have come together in the 'Savage Beauty' exhibition at the V&A Museum. More than 240 rare and awe-inspiring ensembles and accessories have been brought together in the only major retrospective exhibition in Europe of the late legendary designer Alexander McQueen. Transferred and expanded from an exhibition at…