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
A regular around the capital, Sir Peter Blake is seen much less 'up north'. So the Sir Peter Blake Twenty Years of Printmaking exhibition in Harrogate, Yorkshire is well worth an entry in your diary if that's where you live.
It takes place at the RedHouse Originals Gallery, 15 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate from 12th March – 10th April, with previews on Friday 11th March. Sir Peter will be there for that to open the exhibition, as will the double decker CCA Art Bus with Blake exterior. There will also be the unveiling of a new portrait and print edition called Boogie For Stu, featuring Ian Stewart, the legendary keyboardist and co-founder of The Rolling Stones.
Back in February, we featured Super Size Art, which specialised in remaking classic singles artwork as giant, 3D-style canvases for your home. Well, if the originals were a little large for you, the new Record Cover Canvas range by Super Size Art might suit your home and wallet a little better.
A limited number of the original range are available at the smaller size of 42 x 42cm, including the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones and Marvin Gaye – the latter pictured above. All are printed canvas sleeves with inner disc, complete with a wall hook for mounting. It's also sold in a protective box, finished by hand and signed and numbered by the artist.
The price for the new, smaller versions? £90 each. The larger versions are also available on the same site, do a check for the seller's other items.
Find out more at the Not On The High Street website
If you've ever wanted to own the complete works of the Rolling Stones in vinyl, November 22nd 2010 should be pencilled into your diary – that the shelf date of the Rolling Stones limited edition numbered vinyl box set collections.
Two sets, one covering 1964 – 1969, the other taking in 1971 – 2005. Every release from those years is included on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, including the first five albums in mono, the early EPs and collections such as the 'Big Hits' and Metamorphosis. The Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) album even appears in its original octagonal cover.
If you want the full breakdown of just what's included, check out our Electric Roulette site for that. Otherwise, sit tight and start saving. No price as yet, but we wouldn't be surprised if these went for around £200 each.
After 40 years, the bass created specifically for Bill Wyman
by Vox has been reissued in very limited numbers. Read more