Rolling Stones in the Netherlands

Rolling Stones in the Netherlands

May 8, 2013 |  by  |  Art, Photos
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Jerry is the name, online is my game. I'm a digital enthusiast, ranging from old skool gaming and Space Invaders to iPads and social media. The integration of digital elements in everyday life and art have my particular interest, and besides that I'm part time rockaholic.

The Rolling Stones, well known for their drug (ab)use and seemingly eternal youth, but most of all for the many popular hits. Their last gig on Dutch soil is almost six years ago now, and after I spontaneously went to see them in Budapest on that very same tour, I’ve been dying for another chance to see them perform. So I’d say it’s about time the boys get their arses over here, before it’s literally too late. Until then, consider this a teaser.

What, The Stones are coming to Amsterdam?!?

Hold your horses and please calm down. I mean, come on; if that would’ve been a fact I’d be in waiting in line for tickets as we speak. Sleeping bag and mini-fridge included. But this is almost as good, especially if you’re into photography. Speaking of ‘good’, how about some 8mm footage of our boys?

Dutch photographer Harm Botman was only 18 years old when he witnessed the Stones’ legendary concerts in Amsterdam (1970, set list here) and Rotterdam (1973, video above). The ’70s were the band’s glory days and Botman managed to capture some truly great shots of his rock ‘n roll heroes. He subsequently left the negatives hidden away for 40 years though. Sadly, he passed away last year, but just before he died he developed them together with his son Kuan. This resulted in the exposition at GUP Gallery, where 19 limited edition large prints are on display together with a few smaller sized vintage photos.

The exposition runs until May 16, so don’t wait too long. You might never see them again…

Rolling Stones in the Netherlands

When: April 19th – May 16th, Monday-Saturday from 13.00 – 17.00
Where: GUP Gallery, Ferdinand Bolstraat 1
Online: Website

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