The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exhibitionism’

The Rolling Stones’ first major exhibition, “Exhibitionism,” delivered by DHL, made its North American debut in New York City on Nov. 12. Following its star-studded opening in London, which garnered rave reviews and drew huge crowds, “Exhibitionism” has come across the pond to the iconic Industria in the West Village.

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Other unique items include the cassette player on which Keith famously sketched out the idea for "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction" just before falling asleep in a Florida motel room and the toy drum kit that Charlie Watts used in the recording of "Street Fighting Man." (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Charlie Watts’ 1965 Ludwig Sky Blue Pearl - Keystone Badge. From late 1965 until mid-1968, Charlie used this drum kit on most of the band's studio recording and live performances. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Photos from the early days of the Rolling Stones along with covers from fan club publications in the Meet the Band gallery in the Rolling Stones' 'Exhibitionism.' (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A collection of photos taken at the Pathé Marconi Studios in Paris when the Stones were beginning work in 1977 with Chris Kimsey, a long-time collaborator. Recording at the studio continued through 1980, with sessions for "Tattoo You," and resumed in 1982 for the recording of "Undercover." (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) An amazing recreation of the Edith Grove flat that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones shared in 1962. The flat was located just off the King’s Road in London’s Chelsea neighborhood. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Photos from the early days of the Rolling Stones and Charlie Watts' drum kit in the Meet the Band gallery in the Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism." (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A recreation of a Stones recording studio, complete with original instruments. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) The guitar gallery brings together examples of some of Keith, Ronnie and Mick’s prized instruments. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Keith Richards' Ted Newman Jones Custom 5-String Dark Wood, C. 1971 and Keith Richards 1972 Fender Telecaster on display in the Guitar Gallery of The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Mick Jagger’s lyrics book, which features the handwritten words for "Miss You," "Respectable" and "Lies." (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) John Pasché designed the "tongue and lip design" logo in 1971, which was originally reproduced on the "Sticky Fingers" album. In August 2008, the design was voted the greatest band logo of all time in an online poll. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Keith Richards played this guitar on the band’s first five records: "The Rolling Stones," "England’s Newest Hitmakers," "12 x 5," "Rolling Stones No. 2" and "Rolling Stones, Now." (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Visitors to the Rolling Stones exhibit check artwork from album covers and the band’s iconic tongue logo on the walls of the show, "Exhibitionism." (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) "Sticky Fingers" promotional poster from 1971 by American photographer David Montgomery. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) The Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers" album cover from 1971 and photographs of male torsos. The concept came from Andy Warhol and was designed by Craig Braun. The Polaroid pictures were taken by photographer Billy Name. The album features the first usage of the "tongue & lips" logo of Rolling Stones Records. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A visitor checks out a collection of concert promotional posters hanging on the walls of one of the galleries in the Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism." (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Concert promotional posters hang on the walls of one of the galleries in the Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism." (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) The Bridges to Babylon stage model from 2016, replica of the original model by Stufish, 1996. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Original pieces of work from key collaborators who helped to make the band not just musical but cultural icons are also on show, including Andy Warhol lithographs of Mick Jagger. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) The album cover for "Some Girls" was conceived and designed by Peter Corriston, who would design the next three album covers with Illustrations by Hubert Kretzschmar. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Visitors to the Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism" check out the rare photos from the style gallery. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Glam chronicles 1969 to "Steel Wheels" in 1989, when each band member’s individual style evolved. Traveling the world, Altamont to Prague, the Stones ignited some the culture’s most memorable moments. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) The cover design was challenged legally when Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli (representing her mother Judy Garland), Raquel Welch, and the estate of Marilyn Monroe threatened to sue for the use of their likenesses without permission.  Similarly, Valmor did take legal action and were given a monetary award for the use of their design. The album was quickly re-issued with a redesigned cover that removed all the celebrities, whether they had complained or not. The celebrity images were replaced with black and punk style garish colors with the phrase Pardon our appearance - cover under re-construction. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Various set lists from the Rolling Stones tours are seen in the exhibit, "Exhibitionism." (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Photos taken November 2016 using a Canon EOS-1D X DSLR with a EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens.

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