Over five decades, The Stones have played a monumental part in shaping music history, and have earned their reputation as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. The exhibition has been curated, and objects collected, by the band themselves, and will feature a fantastic array of items. The collection will include: original stage designs, backstage paraphernalia, instruments, costumes, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips, personal diaries, and original poster and album cover artwork.
It will also include several collaborations and works by an array of internationally renowned creatives including Andy Warhol, Alexander McQueen, Ossie Clark, Tom Stoppard and Martin Scorsese. Spread across nine individually themed galleries over two floors, spectators will journey through the band’s 50-year career.
In anticipation of the exhibition, the band has made a video explaining what the exhibit means to them. Talking about Exhibitionism, Mick Jagger explained why now: ‘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.’
Charlie Watts shared his personal thoughts on the show: ‘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 of our careers and bring everything up to date at this exhibition.’
By Briony Lewis