V&A gets no satisfaction

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has cancelled an exhibition on legendary UK group the Rolling Stones which was scheduled to open in February 2011. It was an idea being developed with the band’s former bass guitarist and photography fan Bill Wyman. Prob­lems arose over getting the right balance between telling the story of music and showing the impact of the Stones on design, which was the museum’s primary interest. Reluctantly, the show, quirkily entitled “Rolling with the Stones” (after Wyman’s book of the same name), was dropped. It would have been the ideal opportunity to highlight the V&A’s 1970 work of art by John Pasche for the Jagger-like tongue and lips logo, bought at a US auction two years ago for $92,500.

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