Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Headed For New York On November 12th
September 14, 2016 at 12:05 PM (PT)
THE ROLLING STONES’ first-ever major art exhibit, EXHIBITIONISM, delivered by DHL, will make its NORTH AMERICAN debut in NEW YORK CITY NOVEMBER 12th at INDUSTRIA in the WEST VILLAGE (775 Washington St.). The show will run through MARCH 12th, 2017.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on SEPTEMBER 14th at 10a (ET) at StonesExhibitionism.com.
EXHIBITIONISM tells the story of the band, allowing visitors to experience the incredible journey from their early days living together in a tiny flat to headlining the biggest stages in the world.
Originated and produced by AUSTRALIA-based iEC EXHIBITIONS! with the full participation of the group, and curated by NEW YORK native ILEEN GALLAGHER, the immersive and interactive exhibition explores the STONES’ extraordinary career with over 500 rare items. From their most cherished instruments, onstage and off-stage clothes, valuable works of art and handwritten lyric books to personal diaries, recordings, unseen film and photos, a screening cinema and interactive recording studio that all culminates in an exciting and powerful backstage-to-onstage 3D concert experience.
Commented MICK JAGGER: “We've been thinking about this for quite a long time but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale. It’s not going to be like walking into a museum. It’s going to be an event, an experience. It’s about a sense of THE ROLLING STONES – it’s something we want people to go away talking about it.”
Added KEITH RICHARDS: “While this is about THE ROLLING STONES, it's not necessarily only just about us. 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 unforgettable.”
The original works of key collaborators who helped to make the band not just musical but cultural icons are also on show, including 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 and film director MARTIN SCORSESE.
There is a recreation of a STONES recording studio complete with their original instruments, plus a “backstage” area to give fans a sense of what it truly feels like just before the band heads out on stage. A guitar gallery brings together examples of some of the band’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."