Exhibitionism, the first ever exhibition on The Rolling Stones, has already seen thousands of music, art, fashion and culture lovers visit London’s Saatchi Gallery, where it is currently held. Now, U.S. fans are going to get their chance to visit the exhibition as it’s coming to New York!
Following the completion of its U.K. debut on September 4, the artefacts will travel to New York and the exhibition will open to American fans at Industria Superstudio in November 2016.
The exhibition has been staged will full co-operation of all four members of The Rolling Stones, and, being the biggest exhibition of its kinds ever to be staged, has been named as “a dream come true” by popular music magazine NME.
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. 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.
Exhibitionism gives visitors a look back at the high points of the band’s career through a new film, with a high-octane soundtrack.
A recreation of a Stones recording studio, a “backstage” area to give fans a sense of what it truly feels like just before the band heads out on stage, and an interactive guitar gallery 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’, are all featured.
Other items 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 truly not to be missed. Tickets for both the London and New York runs are available now at the official Stones Exhibitionism website.