The Rolling Stones will unearth 50 years of rare and unseen band artifacts for “Exhibitionism,” their first major gallery exhibit, which runs from April to September 2016 at London’s Saatchi Gallery. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, July 10th via Saatchi and the “Exhibitionism” website.
According to a description on the site, the gallery is an “interactive tour through the Rolling Stones’ vast artistic oeuvre,” featuring “original stage designs, dressing room and backstage paraphernalia, rare guitars and instruments, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips, personal diaries and correspondence, original poster and album cover artwork and unique cinematic presentations.” The exhibition will open with a new film designed to survey highlights from the band’s career.
“We’ve been thinking about this for quite a long time, but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale,” Mick Jagger said in a statement. “The process has been like planning our touring concert productions, and I think that right now it’s an interesting time to do it.”
“While this is about the Rolling Stones, it’s not necessarily only just about the members of the band,” added Keith Richards. “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.”
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“Exhibitionism” will include the collaborations and work of numerous artists, designers, musicians and writers – from Andy Warhol to Martin Scorsese. Following the London exhibit, the gallery will tour 11 other cities around the world in a four-year span.