Sunday, November 27, 2016

New York: Industria - Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones

“We've been thinking about it for quite a long time but wanted it to be just right and on a large scale just like planning our touring concert productions. I think right now it's an interesting time to do it.”

New York: Industria  - Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones. Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, until March 12, is a must-see show making its American debut at Industria, West Village.  It tells the story of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll band in the world. Unlocking their vast archive, this spectacular exhibit is a Rolling Stones treasure trove, curated over nine thematic gallery spaces. Exhibitionism is an immersive, interactive music experience, showcasing 500 items from original stage costumes, rare instruments and lyric books, backstage and touring paraphernalia, album art, photography, stage designs, personal diaries, and never before released audio and behind-the-scenes footage.

Bill – Brian – Keith – Mick – Charlie

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones
Through this immersive exhibit, The Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism shows their incredible journey from their early days living together - an immersive realistic reconstruction - a tiny flat in Edith Grove, their first shared flat in London, to headlining the biggest stages in the world.

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones
The exhibition, highlights include a recreation of The Rolling Stones recording studio complete with original instruments and interactive mixing desks.

“While this is about the Rolling Stones, it's not necessarily just about the members of the band. It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a band, like as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that will make the exhibition really interesting.”

 Above. Keith Richards’s guitars: 1960 - Gibson les Paul Junior – stripped finish, which he used on the Dynamic Sound Studio sessions in Kingston, Jamaica where the band recorded Goats Head Soup. Keith used the Maton EG240 – 1960 – natural, on the Let It Bleed album sessions at Olympic Studios.

‘’It’s hard to believe that it's more than fifty years since we began, and it is wonderful to look back to the start and bring everything up to date at this exhibition.’’

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones - Posters
Caution Rolling Stones Tour Poster
California – November 1969

Bridges to Babylon Tour – Sets

“I was particularly interested in the beautiful bridges that Santiago Calatrava was building in Seville and elsewhere. When we where designing the staging for the Voodoo Lounge Tour, I had said to Mark Fisher, ‘I want to have this bridge; we’ll have the main stage there, and then we can have a bridge to here, here and here.’ Mark just said, ‘Oh, what a useless idea.’ So when the Bridges to Babylon Tour came round, Mark threw my own idea back to me. He said, ‘OK. If you give me a million dollars, I can make a bridge that will emerge from the stage and land on the B stage.’ And I said, ‘It’s a go.’”

Bridges of Babylon Tour – Sketch Stage Detail - 1996
Mark Fisher – British 1947-2013

“Andy and I decided to do a set of lithographs.  It was an artistic thing.  He was also making money and, you know, Andy was a guy that wanted to make money.  He had a huge operation, running his big Factory in downtown New York City, and we did 250 sets and there were 10 in asset.  At the same time, he did three or four portraits – these society portraits.”

Andy Warhol – Untitled – 1975 – lithographs – editions of 50

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones – Original Stage Costumes

 Mick Jagger - velvet brocade suit c.1969 – Allsopp Brindle and Boyle
Brian Jones - embroidered jacket c.1967
Mick Jagger – embroidered waistcoat and silk shirt c. 1965 – Mr. Fish
Mick Jagger – wool jacket with embroidery and beading and cotton shirt c.1968 – jacket Norman Hartnell – shirt Mr. Fish
Mick Jagger – grenadier military guardsman drummer jacket c. 1965 made by M and N Horn Ltd.


Mick Jagger – Original Stage Costumes
Sleeveless velvet jumpsuit 1972 – Ossie Clark
Long-sleeved velvet jumpsuit and scarf 1972 – Ossie Clark
Long-sleeved velvet jumpsuit 1972 – Ossie Clark
Union Flag cape, shirt, trousers c. 1981 – Chrissie Walsh, trousers
Antony Price

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones
John Pasche - Iconic Logo

“I think it stood the test of time because it’s a universal statement.  Sticking out your tongue at something is very anti-authority, and a protest, really.  Maybe young people of various generations pick that up.  I’m amazed now, and probably always will be, that it’s travelled so far round the world.”
John Pasche

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