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Chase Contemporary is pleased to announce a new exhibition surveying the visual identity of the Rock & Roll music genre, with a particular focus on the English band The Rolling Stones. Showcasing vintage posters, art, and memorabilia spanning the 1960s through the 2000s, this exhibit is intended to celebrate the history of Rock & Roll while exploring the evolution of design and art as it relates to music. The installation is on view at 231 10th Ave. from November 27th, 2020 through January 10, 2021. 

This exhibition will feature numerous works of art by pioneering creatives such as Ronnie Wood of the Rollings Stones, and Bernie Taupin, the esteemed lyricist for Elton John. Drawing from our vast archive of music collectibles and historic Rock & Roll memorabilia, the exhibition will feature never seen lyrics and notes by The Rolling Stones, along with rare photographs of The Rolling Stones by Peter Beard from 1972, when Beard was commissioned by Rolling Stone Magazine to document the tour “Exile on Main Street.” Also on display is a series of 14 colored drawings created for the Beatles' very first music video in 1966, a 1984 painting by Mark Kostabi used for the Ramones final album cover, and a series of small format photographs of rock music icons by Ron Galella. 

From promotional posters to documentary photography, the visual history of the Rock & Roll genre and many of its most important icons is an illustrious part of music culture. The vintage release Rolling Stones posters, with their bold, block color designs and graphic nature, represent the gritty, hard sounding nature of the band they promote. Their graphics catered to the popular styles of their era, reflecting the purity of art in music, as seen in the 1978 ‘Some Girls’ promotional poster which reflects the sensual, free-flowing nature of the 1970s. The Beatles’ cells from the John Lennon/ Stephen Verona collaboration reflect the iconic psychedelic style of the 1960s, while the Kostabi painting calls to mind the grunge, underground culture of the 1980s.

For more information, please contact gallery director Isabel Sullivan at isabel@chasecontemporary.com. 

 

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones
Vintage: Under Cover Promotional Poster, 1983
39 x 60"

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Ronnie Wood Keith, 2012

Ronnie Wood
Keith, 2012
Mixed Media on Canvas
41 x 34"

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Mark Kostabi ENASAURS, 1984

Mark Kostabi
ENASAURS, 1984
Oil on canvas
72 x 48"
Original artwork for the American punk rock band The Ramones final studio album ¡Adios Amigos!

 

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Paul McCartney Designed & Painted Surfboard

Paul McCartney
Designed & Painted Surfboard
Surfboard painted by McCartney for a charity auction that benefited Surfers Against Sewage in 2008
71.50 x 20"
Signed by Sir Paul McCartney and dated 08'

 

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Some Girls: Remastered & Re-Released 21 November, 2011

Some Girls: Remastered & Re-Released 21 November, 2011
A rare UK release poster. They weren't used and most were destroyed. Less than 10 are believed to have survived.
60 x 40. Framed: 65 x 46".

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones
Promotional paper shopping bag for The Rolling Stones 1977 LP, "Love You Live" designed by Andy Warhol, 1977
16 x 16"
This is an extraordinarily rare Andy Warhol designed promotional paper shopping bag for The Rolling Stones 1977 LP, "Love You Live."

 

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Ronnie Wood Glue

Ronnie Wood
Glue
Ink on paper
16.50 x 11.50"

 

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Raphael Mazzucco Sex, 2014

Raphael Mazzucco
Sex, 2014
Acrylic paint, Rolling Stones memorabilia, Keith Richards guitar, found objects, encased in resin
48 x 96"

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John Lennon She Said So/ I Feel Fine Cel 88. John Lennon and Stephen Verona’s 1966 original artwork for the world’s first music video. The 2 1/2 minute film comprised 240 hand drawn and colored cels.

John Lennon
She Said So/ I Feel Fine Cel 88. John Lennon and Stephen Verona’s 1966 original artwork for the world’s first music video. The 2 1/2 minute film comprised 240 hand drawn and colored cels.
Ink and Marker on Paper
8.50 x 11"

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Geronimo aka Jumping Bull

Geronimo aka Jumping Bull
Tongue, 2014
Coca Cola Cans
45 x 35 x 10"

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Jeff Koons Rolling Stones Licks World Tour 2002/2003, 2004

Jeff Koons
Rolling Stones Licks World Tour 2002/2003, 2004
Digital Print on Paper
19 x 39.50"
Edition of 1,000, one of 250 that were signed by the artist and all four members of the Rolling Stones

 

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Ron Galella Axl Rose, Stephanie Seymour, Charlie Sexton, Iggy Pop, Kid Rock, Flea, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Tommy Lee, Nikki Stixx, Lita Ford, Billy Idol, Mick Jagger, Limp Bizkit, Ice T, Eddie Vedder, & Eminem, 1977-2000

Ron Galella
Axl Rose, Stephanie Seymour, Charlie Sexton, Iggy Pop, Kid Rock, Flea, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Tommy Lee, Nikki Stixx, Lita Ford, Billy Idol, Mick Jagger, Limp Bizkit, Ice T, Eddie Vedder, & Eminem, 1977-2000
Silver gelatin print
11 x 14". Modern

 

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Ron Galella Johnny Cash & June Carter, 1976

Ron Galella
Johnny Cash & June Carter, 1976
Silver gelatin print
10 x 8"

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Ron Galella Whitney Houston, 1987

Ron Galella
Whitney Houston, 1987
Silver gelatin print
10 x 8"

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Ron Galella Elton John, 1975

Ron Galella
Elton John, 1975
Silver gelatin print
​10 x 8"

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Ron Galella Prince, 1989

Ron Galella
Prince, 1989
Silver gelatin print
14 x 11"

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Ronnie Wood Blues Man, 2012

Ronnie Wood
Blues Man, 2012
A mixed media painting of "Blues Man", which Ronnie designed for Blues Fest London / Manchester in 2012. This image was used as the artwork for the event.
56 x 42"

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