Allen Jones (sculptor)


Allen Jones (sculptor)

Allen Jones RA (born 1 September 1937) is a British pop artist, best known for his sculptures, but also a graphic artist.

Jones was born in Southampton and from 1955 to 1961 studied at the Hornsey College of Art (London). He had the distinction of being expelled from the Royal College of Art; from 1961 to 1963 he taught at Croydon College of Art.

His exhibition of erotic sculptures, like the set "Chair", "Table" and "Hat Stand" (1969), each of which turns a woman into an item of furniture. Much of his work draws on the imagery of rubber fetishism and BDSM. The sculptures in the Korova Milkbar from the film A Clockwork Orange were based on works by Jones.Jones himself designed the film "Maîtresse" (dir. Barbet Schroeder, 1976).

He was elected RA in 1986. He lives and works in London.

External links

* [http://www.phinnweb.org/livingroom/ILikeToWatch/allenjones/ A biography of Allen Jones, including pictures of some of his works]
* [http://www.sculpture.org.uk/artists/AllenJones Jones] at Sculpture.org.uk
** [http://www.sculpture.org.uk/biography/AllenJones Biography]
** [http://www.sculpture.org.uk/portfolio/AllenJones Portfolio]


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