For more than 25 years, Taschen has been producing beautiful illustrated tomes spanning subjects from contemporary art and architecture to fashion, film and photography. Now the prestigious publishing empire has opted to bring the pictures off the pages with their first ever gallery, aptly located in the celluloid-obsessed Los Angeles. As carefully created as one of the brand’s signature limited-edition volumes, the clean-lined West Hollywood space is currently hosting its inaugural exhibition that focuses, also fittingly, on one of the most photographed bands of all time: The Rolling Stones.
Lining the simple white walls are 100 curated photos laboriously whittled down from the 500+ page collection assembled in Taschen’s recently released oversized ode, that visually documents the rockers from their rise to fame and riotous early years, up until today. Entitled It’s Just a Shot Away: The Rolling Stones in Photographs, the display includes iconic black and white images of a pouting Jagger taken by the eminent David Bailey, jovial shots by the band’s tour photographer, Ethan Russell, and candid portraits by Gered Mankowitz, Anton Corbijn and Jean-Marie Périer. But you’ll have to move faster than Jumpin’ Jack Flash if you want the Satisfaction of seeing it yourself, the already extended exhibition closes on 28 Feb!
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