Seeff Vintage Photos '50 Years In Exile' Rolling Stones Collection to Become Traveling Exhibition

Article Contributed by Falcon Publicity | Published on Friday, July 8, 2022

After extending its stay in Los Angeles for a month, Seeff Vintage Photos is taking its acclaimed “Fifty Years in Exile” exhibition on the road. The first stop of a planned tour will be the Modern Rocks Gallery in Austin, Texas, where the show will open Aug. 19th.

The exhibition features a collection of rare, unseen and vintage photographs from The Rolling Stones’ 1972 session with legendary photographer, Norman Seeff. Photos from the late night shoot were ultimately used to produce a set of postcards which were included with the original pressing of the band’s masterpiece, Exile on Main St. The album turned 50 in May.

Seeff, who operates out of his studio in Burbank, California, became inspired by plans for the exhibit, currently on view at Glendale’s Rock Photography Museum Special Exhibition Space, and plunged into his archive to look for unseen material. The deep dive bore fruit and Seeff made a number of new prints specifically for the show.

“I’ve always wanted to use my photography as source material for creating art pieces,” said Seeff. “The photos serve as a jumping off point. I decided to use the exhibition as an opportunity to experiment. People have been very pleased with the results I think.”

“Seeff Vintage Photos is very excited to take this Rolling Stones Exile Show on the road!” said Mary Ann Mattiello, director of Seeff Vintage Photos. “Next stop is Modern Rocks Gallery.  Can’t wait to meet all of the Stones fans in Austin!”

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be hosting ‘Fifty Years In Exile,’” said Steven Walker, owner of Modern Rocks Gallery. “These original darkroom prints are testament to Norman Seeff’s greatness as both a photographer and an artist.”

“Fifty Years in Exile” celebrates its run at the Rock Photography Museum Special Exhibition Space with a special closing reception on Friday, July 15th from 7-9PM. The final day will be Sunday, July 17th.

“We’re very honored to have been able to help build and host ‘Fifty Years in Exile’ here at our new space,” said Drew Evans, founder of the Rock Photography Museum. “The word ‘legend’ gets thrown around a lot but it definitely applies to Norman. Mary Ann’s vintage collection is truly extraordinary and we couldn’t be happier that the show is heading to the Modern Rocks Gallery in Austin.”

Those interested in booking the “Fifty Years in Exile” exhibition may contact Mary Ann Mattiello at Seeff Vintage Photos: (818) 585-5240.


What: Seeff Vintage Photos: Fifty Years in Exile (LOS ANGELES)

Rare, Unseen and Vintage Photographs from the Exile on Main St. Sessions

When: Now through July 17, 2022

Closing reception July 15, 7-9PM.


Sun 11am - 4pm

Mon / Tue Closed

Wed / Thu 11am - 6pm

Fri/ Sat 11am - 8pm

Where: Rock Photography Museum Special Exhibition Space

123 N. Artsakh Ave, Glendale, CA 91206

(424) 245-0755


What: Seeff Vintage Photos: Fifty Years in Exile (AUSTIN, TX)

Rare, Unseen and Vintage Photographs from the Exile on Main St. Sessions

When: Aug. 19 - Sep. 30

Opening reception, Aug 19 from 7 to 10pm


Thursday to Saturday from noon to 5pm

Or by appointment

Where: Modern Rocks Gallery

916 Springdale Road, Canopy, Building 3

Austin, TX 78702

(512) 524-1488