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Rolling Stones’ Logo Purchased at Auction

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Designer John Pasche will have something new to talk about at the bar with Peter Blake, now that he’s followed Blake’s lead in seeing something he designed on the cheap turn into a major ticket item bringing in the big money. That “something” of course, is the Rolling Stones‘ tongue and lip logo, which Pasche was paid a total of $250 for while he was a design student in London, but the original print was just sold at auction for $92,500. Granted, more than thirty years, and a few hit albums, have passed, giving the open mouth a little more collectable weight. Fortunately, Pasche should be able to sleep a little better in knowing who bought the original:

The famous logo, bought by the Victoria and Albert Museum last week at a US auction, is now being housed permanently at the London museum.

Independent art charity The Art Fund, entirely funded by donations and its 80,000 members, gave 50% towards the total cost of the artwork.

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