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50 Years of The Rolling Stones ‘LIPS’

John Pasche – The Rolling Stones ‘LIPS’ at Paul Stolper Gallery

“They’re a symbol of protest, the way kids stick their tongue out at people”.

John Pasche, still a student at London’s Royal College of Art, was commissioned in 1970 by Mick Jagger to produce a poster for their upcoming tour. Jagger suggested an Indian-inspired design, possibly riffing on the Hindu Goddess Kali. Pasche thought this might date quickly, and instead the idea morphed into something more universal, with distinct countercultural and sexual overtones. Given the exclusive right by The Rolling Stones to create a number of original logo paintings, the band were quick to snap up 10 for themselves.

 

“It felt rather nostalgic to be drawing the logo after such a long time. Producing the new sketches is a celebration of 50 years of the logo.”

The Rolling Stones ‘LIPS’ 2020
Gouache and pencil on paper 84.1 x 59.4 cm
A unique painting from an ongoing series
Each sketch is similar to sample shown but unique due to being painted individually
£ 3,000 inc vat unframed
The Rolling Stones ‘LIPS’ 2020
Gouache and pencil on paper 42 x 29.7 cm
A unique painting from an ongoing series
Each sketch is similar to sample shown but unique due to being painted individually
£ 2,000 inc vat unframed

View John Pasche prints.