This iconic artwork for the Rolling Stones logo provides a key link between pop art, design, popular music, performance and British culture at the end of the 1960s arguably the most innovative decade in UK for graphic design and pop music.
- Gouache on paper Dimensions: 56 x 81 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £31,500 ( Total: £62,476)
- Acquired in:
- Mastro Live Auctions
Its pop art-derived simplicity combined with its overt anti-authoritarianism has meant that it has been copied, reworked and parodied in countless ways. The use of sensuous Jagger-like lips and the anti-authoritarian tongue matched the identity of the Rolling Stones perfectly. However, the origin of the design was a picture of the Indian Goddess Kali. This work greatly enhances the rock and pop section of the V&As Performance Collection.