In 1962, arguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time formed in London. A half-century later, The Rolling Stones remain a powerful force on the music scene. As one would imagine, there is certainly no shortage of events celebrating The Stones' 50th anniversary. There are five major concerts, a compilation album with two new songs, "GRRR!" "Crossfire Hurricane," a new film directed by Brett Morgen, and a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, "The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film."
If the new release, screenings, and concerts have you itching for more, then get thee to the opening of a new exhibition celebrating 50 years of art inspired by The Rolling Stones. On view through February 4th, the pop-up gallery space at 498 Broome Street will host a number of Stones-related art and events in the months to come.
Artists include Walton Ford, who designed The Rolling Stones most recent album, "GRRR;" Jeff Koons, designer of 2002 Forty Licks tour backdrop; Shepard Fairey who was commissioned to design their newest logo; and Ron English who has created his own iconic image of the Stones Tongue, titled "Lady Lips."
"Lady Lips" - Ron English
Other noteworthy artists and works include Sebastian Kruger's detailed Keith Richards portrait and Andy Warhol for a Mick Jagger print signed by both Warhol and the frontman himself.
Take a look through the slideshow below to see more notable works that are featured in the show and let us know your favorite in the comments.
A Celebration of The Rolling Stones
Symbolic London presents "50 Year of Rocking the Art World - A Celebration of The Rolling Stones." Through February 4, 2013 at 498 Broome Street/Broome Street Gallery. Find more information here.