Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s to Open at the National Portrait Gallery in London

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LONDON.- Portraits of Mick Jagger taken in the 1960s will form a new display at the National Portrait Gallery from 3 May until 27 November 2011. Documenting the singer’s early rise to become one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the era, the display will coincide with the publication of Mick Jagger: The Photobook by Thames & Hudson. Defining images of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones from the Gallery’s Collection, shown alongside a selection of new acquisitions, will together chart the first decade of the singer’s career. The Gallery’s holdings of portraits of the group have built up over the last forty years, starting with a gift in 1972 from Cecil Beaton of his portrait of Jagger taken in Morocco in 1967. New acquisitions in the display include portraits of the singer by Gered Mankowitz, including one with his prized Aston Martin DB6, and another from 1968 that shows the influence of pop art