Exhibitionism [ek-suh-bish-uh-niz-uh m] as defined by Dictionary.com is: a tendency to display one's abilities or to behave in such a way as to attract attention.
In terms of representing the legendary Rolling Stones, this title seems perfectly suited for their new exhibit, Exhibitionism, in NYC's West Village. You'll stroll through a disgusting pair of rooms that are supposed to be replicas of their London apartments, as young, striving musicians. In the next room, you can stare in awe at Mick's harmonicas, and each of the bandmates' various guitars. Upstairs was my favorite: first, a human-sized Stones logo greets you, with psychedelic images and flags flashing across it. Most of the gallery on FL2 is a variety of band photography over the years, their posters from tours, art of all types, flashy and irreverent as you could hope. I almost had a glam fashion heart-attack, when I realized the last section of the tour is an immersive walk through of the Stones' costumes through the decades - oh-so much lycra, leotards, rhinestones, feathers. It was dreamy. There's a hilarious surprise at the end of the self-guided exhibition, but I wouldn't dare spoil it. You best get your "moves like Jagger" ready to catch it before it's gone, March 12th, 2017.
In trying to fit into the rock'n'roll theme, here I am wearing the Highland over-the-knee boots by Stuart Weitzman, extra warm black tights by Uniqlo, geometric sequined skirt from one of my go-to online stores Nasty Gal, and tank from local Nashville, TN boutique Whisky Water.
Photos and video by Lauren Oosterlinck or Ben Edwards, 2016.