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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Rolling Stones to stage exhibition

Published 01/07/2015 | 10:41

The Rolling Stones exhibition will be held at the Saatchi Gallery in west London
The Rolling Stones exhibition will be held at the Saatchi Gallery in west London

The Rolling Stones are returning to their stomping ground from the 60s as they stage their first major exhibition in London.

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The interactive display, titled Exhibitionism, will be held at the Saatchi Gallery in west London.

Before gaining notoriety the band lived together on the King's Road, and Mick Jagger still lives near there today.

The exhibition will be spread across two floors of the gallery and include original stage designs, dressing room and backstage artefacts, rare guitars and instruments, costumes and more.

Collaborations with various big-name artists and designers such as Andy Warhol, Alexander McQueen and Martin Scorsese will also feature.

Speaking about the exhibition, Jagger said: "We've been thinking about it actually for quite a long time."

"Collecting things, thinking about, ah this would be good, we'd better save this because we want people to see it."

"You know, and we want people to see this, we want people to see that. Yes, I mean it is a kind of look at your career and, er, I think it's a kind of an interesting time to do it. We've got enough stuff, in fact too much stuff."

Keith Richards said: " While this is about The Rolling Stones, it's not necessarily only just about the members of the band."

"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 really interesting."

Ronnie Wood said: "The scene was great down the King's Road in the 1960s. That was where you went to hang out to watch the fashions go by. So it is appropriate that our Exhibitionism will be housed at the wonderful Saatchi Gallery."

The exhibition opens in April 2016 but tickets will go on sale from July 10 2015.

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