Victoria and Albert and the Rolling Stones
One of the most famous logos in popular culture is now in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The original artwork of the Rolling Stones “tongue and lips,” was bought by the museum at an auction in the United States for $92,500. The logo was acquired with the help of the Art Fund, a British charity, which provided 50 percent of the total cost and announced the sale on Monday. Designed by John Pasche in 1970, it was first used on the cover of the band’s album “Sticky Fingers.” Mr. Pasche, a former design student at the Royal College of Art in London, was commissioned to produce the image after Mick Jagger approached the school in 1969. Mr. Pasche worked with the band from 1970 to 1974. The original artwork was sold by Mr. Pasche through Mastro Auctions, an online auction house based in Chicago, over the weekend.