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Rock Art: what to see in July

Early Rolling Stones photograph

Early Rolling Stones by Terry O’Neill, on show at Izzy Gallery, Toronto, Canada, © Terry O’Neill 1963?

There’s a wealth of Rock Art exhibitions running around the world at the moment. Here are some of the most promising.


TERRY O’NEILL: The Rolling Stones plus many other 1960s musicians and other celebs on view at Terry O’Neill: The Man Who Shot the Sixties, Izzy Gallery, Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Canada. 27 June-24 August.


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.

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

PATTI SMITH: a dozen or so photographs in the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition, Le Grand Palais, Paris. To 13 July.

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. To 24 August

RONNIE WOOD of the ROLLING STONES: Ronnie Wood: Art and Music, William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, University of Connecticut. To 10 August. 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. To 7 September. Free.

(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 we missed an important show?  Visitors and galleries: please tell us of any show we have missed, for inclusion in next month’s round-up.

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Rolling Stones photographs: exhibition of little-seen collection in Paris

Rolling Stones in the '70s exhibition

Rolling Stones – Angie (c) Dominic Lamblin 2014, on sale at Galérie Blumann, Paris.

A new exhibition, The Rolling Stones in the ’70s, offers Stones art collectors a rare chance to enjoy little-seen work by French photographer Dominic Lamblin.

The Rolling Stones in the ’70s is now showing in Paris at la Galérie Blumann, 4 Place des Vosges, at the epicentre of the exquisite Marais district, a kilometre or so east of the Louvre.

You can see The Rolling Stones in the ’70s seven days a week until 5 May, 12h-19h.


The Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World’s lifelong love affair with Paris shows no signs of cooling: the Rolling Stones play le Stade de France on 13 June.

And they’ve spent a lot of time in Paris/Ile de France in the last few years. In August 2012 they chose Studio Guillaume-Tell in Suresnes, just west of the Bois de Boulogne, to cut Doom and Gloom and One Last Shot, the two new songs recorded for the GRRR! compilation.

The Rolling Stones also rehearsed in Paris for their 2013 and 2014 tours, delighting assiduous hardcore fans with tiny try-out gigs in and around the city.

Paris returns their love, of course: Rolling Stones product is almost as visible in the City of Light as it is in London.

On my last cultural rummage, I spotted a giant print of the iconic Terry O’Neill photograph of Mick Jagger on the cover of Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary, a very large format limited edition book of photographs, published by Original Editions:

Mick Jagger (c) Terry O'Neill 2013, cover of Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary, Original Editions, 2013

Mick Jagger (c) Terry O’Neill 2013, cover of Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary, Original Editions, 2013