Ever dreamed of owning a piece of rock 'n' roll history? MICK, KEITH, CHARLIE & RONNIE: ART + OBJECTS, an exhibit opening on Nov. 3 at HG Contemporary Gallery in New York City, will feature rare memorabilia and art, created by or inspired by The Rolling Stones.
The 200-piece collection, amassed by a private collector and longtime friend of the iconic band, offers an intimate glimpse into The Rolling Stones’ creative process and lifestyle -- depicted through original artwork, photography, handwritten set lists, manuscripts and collaborative projects. “The Stones aren’t just musicians. They’re immortal. They are the definition of rock 'n' roll,” Gallery founder and director Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim tells Billboard, “I am honored to do this show. I love how it ties in visual art, musical art and fashion art all in one space.”
The anonymous collector, who has accumulated one of the largest private collections in the world, first met Ronnie Wood in London 20 years ago. The two became close friends and, as a longtime fan of the Stones, the collector began to accumulate Wood's art. Over the span of two decades, he has accrued hundreds of memorabilia and artwork related to the band. The very first piece in his collection was a Rolling Stones keychain—a tongue bottle opener—that to this day he still uses.