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Goodbye Pop Art, Hello Rock Art: The Rolling Stones Debuting Major Exhibition(ism) In London

Where: Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW3 4RY
July 7, 2015 at 12:25 PM | by | ()

You can’t always get what you want… unless what you wanted was a ginormous exhibition, called Exhibitionism, dedicated to one of the most iconic rock bands of all time: The Rolling Stones.

If that's the case, you're in luck.

Opening on April 6, 2016 at the iconic Saatchi Gallery in London, Exhibitionism will be on display until September 2016. The Rolling Stones-centric exhibition (get it?) is the culmination of three years' worth of work, conducted with full support from the Stones’ Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. Each member has been heavily involved with the curation of the project, which will take over the entire two floors of Saatchi Gallery and include nine distinct galleries, each with their own theme, spanning over 1,750 square meters (almost 19,000 square feet).

Don’t worry: they aren’t planning to paint it all black. Exhibitionism will bring together more than 500 original artifacts, including dressing room and backstage paraphernalia, rare instruments played by the Stones, original stage designs, recognizable clothing, personal diaries, poster and album artwork and rare audio tracks and videos.

What we’re most excited for? That would be the “unique wraparound cinematic experiences that celebrate every aspect” of the band’s career. We aren’t sure what that even means, but we’re envisioning a giant timeline that creatively wraps the walls of Saatchi Gallery with interactive elements along the way. (Don't, like, quote us on that.)

Exhibitionism promises to be the most in-depth, immersive peek inside life with The Rolling Stones to date. While this project is ultimately something that will bring greatest satisfaction (#reference) to fans of the Stones, it looks like it will be an entertaining and informative look at the music industry in general and what makes it all work.

After the initial showing at Saatchi Gallery next year, the Stones plan to take Exhibitionism to 11 other cities around the world over a four-year period. It will become the largest touring experience of this kind to be staged by a band or musical artist. You can purchase tickets for Exhibitionism at www.stonesexhibitionism.com beginning this Friday, July 10.

Wild horses couldn't drag us away.

[Mick Jagger photo via Flickr]

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This Non-Art Gallery in Chicago is Purgatory for Masterpieces That Turned into Hot Messes

Where: 1100 East 57th Street, JRL 203 [map], Chicago , IL, United States, 60637
May 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM | by | ()

On Thursday, April 23, a cemetery of sorts opened up in Chicago for the public to gawk at.

No Longer Art is the brainchild of Salvage Art Institute (SAI), a faux museum on the University of Chicago campus located at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. Taken from the glossary of art insurance, the term “salvage art” refers to works of art that have been removed from circulation due to accidental damage. When artwork is classified in this manner, it is dubbed as a total loss (that’s a formal expression, by the way) and officially devoid of value.

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Where Art Lovers Should Be Spending Their Days and Nights

April 9, 2015 at 12:35 PM | by | ()

It’s common for hotels to have a special identifier. Most highlight hospitality – the staff, level of service, amenities, etc. Some emphasize their food and beverage offerings with restaurants run by celebrity chefs and bar menus crafted by master mixologists. There’s even a Nairobi-based hotel that prides itself on giraffes.

But rarely do we experience lodging with an overt dedication to contemporary art. However, this particular infusion has become a priority for a handful of hoteliers these days.

Such is the case with the 21c Museum Hotels, a small chain of boutique properties launched by philanthropists/entrepreneurs/art collectors/overall badasses Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson.

Check out this short video with Brown and Wilson below, and you’ll instantly see why they also get our vote for being the most adorable artsy folks in the whole wide world:

Our big sis, HotelChatter, has been keeping up with 21c's recent expansion plans (a fourth hotel just opened in North Carolina the other week), but for you dear Jaunted readers who aren't familiar with the brand, allow us to tell you why each of these 21c Museum Hotels are worth a shot for the art minded travelers out there. Well, if you ever find yourself in one of these four sorta random cities.

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Hawaiian Street Art Comes Off the Street And Heads to the Airport

Where: Honolulu
March 26, 2015 at 10:15 AM | by | ()

There's no need to hit the streets of Honolulu to catch a glimpse of the city's cool street art because you might just spy some on the tarmac before deplaning. Thanks to some creative minds at Hawaiian Airlines, a simple airport catering truck can make it feel as if you've taken a trip to downtown and Chinatown.

The airline has painted one of it's ground service trucks at Honolulu International Airport to act as a mini-art exhibit for travelers. Teaming up with street artists, BMD, to do the artsy side, the truck-turned-canvas is brightly covered with unique hieroglyphics focusing on the vibrant natural landscapes, native animals and cultural background that are common not only to Hawaii, but the South Pacific region.

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Your Short (But Not Too Short) Introduction to The Phallic Travel Trail

March 11, 2015 at 1:33 PM | by | ()

Last month, a gigantic, 100-foot—for lack of a better word—penis appeared in Wales' Clwydian Hills.

The moment the phallus showed its skin to the Welsh countryside, it became an instant tourist attraction. Whether the work derives from skillful gardeners (most likely) or an unfortunate snow melt is still uncertain.

But in the spirit of the cock, here are some suggestively-shaped, albeit intentional, monuments prickled around the globe. We're calling it The Phallic Travel Trail. It's completely SFW as this really is art and architecture. But we could see how your boss might think otherwise.

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Get Schooled in Street Art at Miami's Jose De Diego Middle School

Where: 3100 NW 5th Ave [map], Miami, FL, United States
February 16, 2015 at 10:58 AM | by | ()

Miami's Wynwood district has become the city's epicenter of art but, ironically, the neighborhood's middle school has no arts programs for its 600 students, due to budget cuts.

Last year, the Wynwood Arts District Association and WynwoodMap.com brought together a group of non-profits, corporate partners, local businesses, artists, and city officials with the common goal of not only bringing color to the Jose De Diego Middle School's stark white walls, but to create a long term fundraising campaign that will finance a new arts program at the school.

The RAW (Reimagining Arts Wynwood) Project was launched during Art Basel in December 2014 as an army of more than 30 world-renowned arts - including David Walker, Pixelpancho, Anthony Lister, RYCA, D*Face, Jaz, LezaOne, ABSTRK, Shark Toof, Santiago Rubino, and Derek Hunter - covered JDD's exterior walls with large-scale, one-of-a-kind murals.

And now you can make it a stop on your next trip to Miami. Jose De Diego Middle School, located at 3100 NW 5th Ave in Miami, welcomes the public to tour the grounds, view the murals, take photos and, most importantly, donate to their cause.

To make a donation, visit crowdrise.com.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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Which Airline Lounge Has a Damien Hirst by the Drinks Counter?

February 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM | by | ()

Q: Which airline lounge has a real, authentic gen-yoo-ine Damien Hirst on the wall?

A: This may surprise you: British Airways.

Technically, it’s not surprising that BA has gone for artwork from a British artist, but we’d assume they’d go for something more square, and leave the Hirsts to Virgin Atlantic. Especially for their First Class Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5, where this is positioned nonchalantly, right by the drinks counter. First Class (or Gold Card holder) + stiff upper lip Brit = something less avant garde than Damien Hirst, surely?

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Where to View the Art Inspiration Behind the New Movie, 'Big Eyes'

December 26, 2014 at 1:26 PM | by | ()

The release of Tim Burton's Big Eyes may have been overshadowed by the controversy surrounding another Christmas Day release, but that hasn't stopped the film's subject, Margaret Keane, from enjoying her rekindled fame.

Big Eyes follows the drama behind Keane's famous big eyes portraits, which her husband, Walter Keane, passed off as his own until they eventually divorced and she took him to court.

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Jerry Seinfeld Skips Art Basel for a City Bus to the Met

December 8, 2014 at 4:13 PM | by | ()

Miami's Art Basel may have been the place to be for celebs like Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, and Robert Pattinson over the weekend, but Jerry Seinfeld chose to expose his kids to some art much closer to home.

The comedian and his wife Jessica brought their kids to The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday and, even though he is reportedly worth more than $800 million dollars, Jerry used public transportation to get there.

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Dare You to Visit This Art Project Spanning 8 Countries

December 8, 2014 at 11:09 AM | by | ()

Although art does not hold a huge place in the cultural attraction of Nicaragua's Corn Islands, there is one significant sculpture project on the island that, in our minds, makes up for the lack of opportunity otherwise.

Known as "The Soul of the World," it is one of the largest, wide-reaching projects going on around the globe, spreading itself across eight countries. The concept aims to bridge gaps and connect countries in hopes that one day race, nations, borders, and species might become meaningless. To represent this ideal, creator Rafael Trenor envisioned a cube placed inside the earth, positioned so that each of its eight sides would rise in a different location of the world.

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Art Basel Miami Beach Imagines MIA as a Where's Waldo Wonderland

December 4, 2014 at 1:33 PM | by | ()

Does it seem like everyone and their moms are in Miami right now? The deluge of social media streaming from The Magic City is all due to this week's hosting of Art Basel Miami Beach, the US branch of the modern art world's massive annual fair.

Seeing as nearly every single artist, patron, and onlooker will have spent some time at Miami International Airport in their lives, let alone this week, it's only proper that MIA star in its own Art Basel masterpiece.

The team at marsdesign Miami have applied their "Pixorama" style to the airport, depicting it in their eBoy series as a city itself, both venue and active participant in the vibrance of Miami as a whole. The mix of pixels and panorama is here inspired by MIA's sheer volume: "With 40 million passengers, 37,000 employees and 1,000 flights per day, MIA is a platform generating great energy from and to these people associated with the level of professionalism that you can expect from an American airport."

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Where to See the New Snowden Statue If You Missed It in New York

October 13, 2014 at 9:08 AM | by | ()

This past weekend, a nine-foot statue of Edward Snowden was on display at Union Square Park in New York City as part of the Art in Odd Places festival. The statue got a lot of reaction on social media, but also went unrecognized by many people on the street.

The statue was created by a Delaware-based artist, who had an altruistic vision behind his creation:

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