This long overdue examination of controversial Pop artist & Royal Academician Allen Jones is the first major exhibition of his works since 1995. This catalogue takes the reader on a journey from the swinging sixties to the present day, intently looking at a series of individual pieces that feature in the exhibition and tracing there connections and themes across the decades.
The Special Edition catalogue includes a limited edition print, a small silkscreen which reveals the artist adapting one of his recurring motifs: the male/female form. Here the intertwined figures appear to dance their way across the paper, the sexual frisson palpable.
English painter, sculptor and printmaker, Allen Jones, is an Artist who has fuelled controversy and debate throughout his career. Perhaps most well-known for his sculptures Hatstand, Table and Chair which comprise near life-size models of bondage-clad women, incorporated into pieces of domestic furniture. The works greeted impressive sales and also great anger amongst feminist groups.
Jones studied at Hornsey College of Art, London. spending 1959–1960 at the Royal College of Art, where he was associated with the rise of Pop Art. His works have influenced everything from design to film and fashion.