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Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s photo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery


It's easy to forget he was ever young, but Mick Jagger was Young in the 60s – and that's the name of a new photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The exhibition documents the singer's early rise and coincides with the British edition of the Arles publication Mick Jagger: The Photobook, being published by Thames and Hudson in May. It includes the first NPG image of Jagger, a Cecil Beaton shot taken in Morocco in 1967, as well as more recent acquisitions, include portraits of the singer by Gered Mankowitz, including one with his prized Aston Martin DB6, an image from the Rolling Stones’s first official photo shoot by Philip Townsend, a previously unexhibited colour photograph by Colin Jones (1967), Michael Cooper’s study of the Rolling Stones for the cover of their album Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) and Michael Joseph’s decadent image of the group posing with a large menagerie of animals for the gatefold of the Beggar’s Banquet album (1968).

It runs from 3rd May – 27th November 2011 at the Bookshop Gallery, admisssion is free.

National Portrait Gallery website

Via Modculture

One thought on “Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s photo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

  1. Sums up London in the 60s perfectly. Mick Jagger, classic Aston, black and white, but look at the other subtle things- Cobbled streets, lock up garage, old London Mews, and the ladder and dust sheet! The photographer has clearly kept them in shot. Great image.

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