Big Brands Get Rolling With The Stones
Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones, launched at London’s Saatchi Gallery on April 5th 2016, is a fully immersive, interactive multimedia experience, displaying more than 500 rare and original objects.
This Rolling Stones treasure trove is curated over 9 themed gallery spaces, items range 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.
Celebrating the Stones’ artistic collaborations in music, art and design, fashion and film, Exhibitionism features original works on display from an array of artists as diverse as Andy Warhol, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Dior, Ossie Clark, L’Wren Scott, David Bailey, Michael Cooper, Jeff Koons, Walton Ford, Shepard Fairey and Martin Scorsese, to name a few.
Bravado, the official and exclusive merchandise partner for Exhibitionism, worked for months with a number of high-end brands on collaborations to celebrate The Rolling Stones’ first-ever major exhibition. Housed within a purpose built retail space within the exhibition is exclusive merchandise by:
Agi & Sam
The Cambridge Satchel Company
Geoffrey Parker Games
Hung On U
James Smith & Sons
The London Silver Company
Maison Du Vacances
Master & Dynamic
Pringle of Scotland
Turnbull & Asser
Keith Richards commented: “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.”
Ronnie Wood added: “The scene was great down the King’s Road in the 1960s. That was where you went to hang out and watch the fashions go by. So it is appropriate that our EXHIBITIONISM is housed at the wonderful Saatchi Gallery.”
From one icon to another – Vogue recently got in the Rolling Stones mood with a Craig McDean shoot featuring rock chick Kate Moss that was loosely inspired by the time the Stones spent at Villa Nellcôte. Using the band’s incredible collection of stage costumes the shoot features a nostalgic glitter-fest of jumpsuits, leather, sequins and velvet it is interesting to see how influential the Stones have been in fashion.
Running for a strictly limited season at the Saatchi Gallery until 4th September, Exhibitionism is a once in a lifetime celebration of the creative life of true rock ‘n’ roll legends.
Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones is at the Saatchi Gallery from April 5th to September 4th 2016.
Images courtesy of Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones, Bravado and British Vogue.