Rock Art: what to see in August 2014

There’s a wealth of rock art on show around the world this August. Here are some of the more enticing exhibitions.

JIMMY PAGE by his daughter: Resonators: Guitar heroes, Jimmy Page to Johnny Marr by photographer Scarlet Page (daughter of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin). Images for sale, proceeds to the Teenage Cancer Trust. ArtHouse Crouch End, London N8. To 6 August. Free.

RONNIE WOOD of the ROLLING STONES: Ronnie Wood: Art and Music, William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, University of Connecticut, USA. To 10 August. Free.

Mick Jagger cover of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, by Richard Bernstein

Mick Jagger – Interview. © Richard Bernstein

MICK JAGGER by Richard Bernstein: Richard Bernstein Interview Cover Art, portraits of 1970s and 1980s celebs, including Mick Jagger, for the cover of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. Fashion Illustration Gallery at The Mayor Gallery, 22A Cork St., London W1. To 23 Aug.

BOB DYLAN: photographs by Daniel Kramer, Paulucci Space Theatre, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing MN, USA. To 23 August. Free.

TERRY O’NEILL: The Rolling Stones plus other 1960s musicians/celebs on view at Terry O’Neill: The Man Who Shot the Sixties, Izzy Gallery, Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Canada. To 24 August.

GREAT BLACK MUSIC: Michael Jackson, Cesaria Evora, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Myriam Makeba, Oum Kalsoum, among many others. La Cité de la Musique, in NE Paris, France. To 24 August.

PATTI SMITH: Celebrating local resilience after Hurricane Sandy, “Rockaway!“, is a series of installations around Fort Tilden. Includes Patti Smith’s Resilience of the Dreamer, a gold and white bed inside an abandoned locomotive repair building. To 1 September.

BOB DYLAN by Douglas R. Gilbert: Forever Young: Photographs of Bob Dylan by Douglas R. Gilbert, 30+ photos from 1964. South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix St., South Haven MI, USA. To 7 Sept. Free.

AMERICAN COOL: 100 “cool Americans”, including musicians Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis and Jay-Z, film actors like Lauren Bacall, and writers such as Ernest Hemingway. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC, USA. To 7 September. Free.

MICK JAGGER by Richard Hamilton: Richard Hamilton’s magnificent retrospective, featuring mixed media tableaux of a handcuffed Mick Jagger, and originally shown at Tate Modern in London, has now opened at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain. To 13 October. Highly recommended.

BOB DYLAN by Richard Avedon: Richard Avedon People – Perth, Western Australia exhibition of 80 photographs by Richard Avedon, including an evocative shot of Bob Dylan on a cold February 1965 day in Central Park. Art Gallery of WA, Perth, Australia. 2 August-17 Nov

PETER BLAKE: A new permanent mural, Appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, on display near the Cafe Bar, Royal Albert Hall, London. Free. Gathers 400+ performers who have appeared since the Hall opened. Notable rock musicians include Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, The Rolling Stones, and The Who.

Peter Blake will be best known to many readers of ROCK | ART | EDITIONS for his celebrated artwork on the cover of the Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

(You are strongly advised to check details with a venue’s website before travelling – some shows require advance booking and details can change, often at short notice)

Have you seen any of these shows? What did you think of it? Your comments are very welcome. Have I missed an important show?

Visitors and galleries: please tell us of any show we have missed, for inclusion in next month’s round-up. Please send comments/details of shows to ROCK | ART | EDITIONS via “Leave a reply” at the top of this post.

Compilation © ROCK | ART | EDITIONS Ltd 2014

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