A new photographic exhibition dedicated to the images of The rolling stones taken by a rock photographer Norman Seeff in 1972 to promote the group’s album Exile on Main St. will open at the Modern Rocks Gallery in East Austin, Texas on August 19.
The exhibit, titled “Norman Seeff: Fifty Years in Exile,” will feature rare, never-before-seen and vintage photos of the Stones that Seeff took during a late-night session in 1972, some of which were used for a set of postcards included. with the original Exile on Main St. packaging.
Additionally, the exhibition will include a collection of prints of other notable photos taken by Seeff, who has also created a number of new prints especially for the show.
“I’ve always wanted to use my photography as a source material to create artwork,” says Seeff. “The photos serve as a starting point. I decided to use the exhibition as an opportunity to experiment. People were very happy with the results, I think.”
Adds owner of Modern Rocks Gallery steven walker, “We are absolutely thrilled to host ‘Fifty Years of Exile.’ These original darkroom prints bear witness to the greatness of Norman Seeff as a photographer and artist.”
An opening reception will be held on August 19 starting at 7:00 p.m. local time. The event will feature a special Rolling Stones themed cocktail called “Soul Survivor”, while Tumblin’ Dice bourbon will also be served.
The exhibition will last until September 20.
Exile on Main St. was released in May 1972. The double album spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and produced two hit singles, “Tumbling Dice” and the Keith Richards– sang “Happy”.
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