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London museum buys Rolling Stones painting

Published: Monday 22nd of September 2008

The famous pout that has adorned so many Rolling Stones t-shirts, posters and record sleeves is now officially one of the many London attractions.

According to the Associated Press, the Victoria and Albert Museum has bought the original artwork of the famous design.

One of the leading London museums, the Victoria and Albert paid $92,500 (£49,993) for John Pasche's painting at a US auction.

Commenting on the iconic design, which features a tongue protruding from what can only be Mick Jagger's famously full lips, the museum's head of exhibitions theatre and performance collections Victooria Broakes said it is "arguably the world's most famous rock logo".

According to, Pasche sold the original artwork in 2006, despite the Stones claiming to own the copyright.

The artist did considerably better out of the sale than the recent seller, raking in £400,000 for the painting.

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