Max's designs on display at London's Saatchi Gallery, alongside work by Andy Warhol and Alexander McQueen, as part of The Rolling Stones' Exhibitionism
PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 April 2016
Artwork and sculpture designs by Max Openshaw, a King's Ely sixth form graduate, are now on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London ready to be viewed by thousands.
Max’s designs are being displayed alongside The Rolling Stones’ exhibition, Exhibitionism - a collection of more than 500 artefacts, borrowed from the rock and roll band’s archive and private collectors. The collection includes musical instruments, lyrics, sketches, film clips, outfits, posters and album artwork.
It comes after Max’s five metre tall sculpture, made of recycled cardboard, acrylic paint and polystyrene balls, was selected as one of 20 international finalists of the Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools Competition.
There were over 20,000 entrants and Max’s sculpture was the only site-specific installation to be shortlisted.
Head of fine art, Tom Ward, who taught Max at A-Level, said: “It was great to see the way Max embraced the challenges of creating such an imposing and ambitious piece.”
Max’s work will be seen by visitors from all over the world, along with pieces by acclaimed artists, designers, musicians and writers including Andy Warhol, Alexander McQueen, Ossie Clark, Tom Stoppard and Martin Scorsese.
The sculpture, along with three other designs Max produced while he was a student at King’s Ely, will be exhibited for the duration of the Rolling Stones exhibition, along with work by seven other students who entered the competition.