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Aptly titled ‘EXHIBITIONISM’, The Rolling Stones’ retrospective showcase at the Saatchi Gallery displays over 500 previously unseen artifacts from the band’s personal archives. The Rolling Stones, often referred to as ‘the world’s greatest rock band’, are taking over nine gallery rooms spread across two entire floors at the Saatchi Gallery. Showcasing hundreds of significant objects ranging from rare guitars and instruments to personal diaries, the exhibition gives a fascinating glimpse into the band’s 50-year history. Speaking about...

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Some of the world’s most precious movie memorabilia has recently come under the hammer, causing excitement amongst an increasing crowd of competitive collectors. With premium items dating back as far as the golden era of film in the 1940s, movie memorabilia has always held a certain mystique for collectors, whether they are knowledgeable film buffs or simply fans of the picture. While usual factors like rarity and condition often determine the value of such memorabilia,...

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From John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce to an acrylic fingernail worn by Lady Gaga, the world of entertainment memorabilia offers a dazzling feast for serious collectors and avid fans. Rebecca Foster discovers what it takes to make it into the memorabilia hall of fame. It’s 1965. As Bob Dylan belts out a forceful performance of ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ at Newport Folk Festival, his transition from folk to electric is greeted by a chorus of boos....

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Two anniversaries fall this year for James Bond, a 50th and a 60th anniversary. Celebrations include the release of the film Skyfall, an exhibition of 50 Years of James Bond Style, and an online and live auction that offers collectors a piece of the Bond legacy.  Most of us have seen at least half a dozen James Bond films, but few have read a James Bond novel. And this was how James Bond first made...

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The demand especially of memorabilia collectors remains insatiable for memorabilia across the spectrum of pop, entertainment and celebrity bygones. Adjoa Wiredu looks into the current trends. See also: COLLECTING WARHOL AND HIRST Before the mass obsession with pop memorabilia, we were quite happy to use the ‘free’ elements that helped with nostalgia: soundtracks, food, fashion, photographs and even videos. It’s no longer enough to get a sense of the era by listening to Elvis Presley...

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