Allen Jones, ‘Black Light’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Allen Jones

Black Light, 1985

Lithograph on wove paper
43 × 34 in
109.2 × 86.4 cm
Edition of 75
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This work is framed and ready to hang. Bears the original Waddington Galleries gallery label with …

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Signed and dated in pencil, with publishers' blind stamp on the recto.
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Waddington Graphics
Allen Jones
English, b. 1937
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Controversial painter and sculptor Allen Jones is best known for his trio of fiberglass figures: Hatstand, Table, and Chair from 1969. The forniphilic series, which rocketed Jones to fame and made him an enemy to feminists, depicts women as furniture. They are placed in poses of submission and vanity, and clad in rubber BDSM costumes. Jones’s style reflects a desire to explore the representation of “the figure” in the context of 1960s minimalism and the decline of figural representation in art. He is fascinated by the effort and fakery people put into presenting themselves, and strives to personify the human condition in his pieces. Jones studied painting in art school but turned to sculpture as a means of giving his forms a true, physical presence. He returned to painting in the 1970s, producing works inspired by mail-order fetish-wear catalogues.

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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This work is framed and ready to hang. Bears the original Waddington Galleries gallery label with provenance on the verso. Especially uncommon stateside.
Not examined outside of its original frame, but this work appears to be in excellent condition. A dazzling impression, with desirable deckled edges that are floated …

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and dated in pencil, with publishers' blind stamp on the recto.
Publisher
Waddington Graphics
Allen Jones
English, b. 1937
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Controversial painter and sculptor Allen Jones is best known for his trio of fiberglass figures: Hatstand, Table, and Chair from 1969. The forniphilic series, which rocketed Jones to fame and made him an enemy to feminists, depicts women as furniture. They are placed in poses of submission and vanity, and clad in rubber BDSM costumes. Jones’s style reflects a desire to explore the representation of “the figure” in the context of 1960s minimalism and the decline of figural representation in art. He is fascinated by the effort and fakery people put into presenting themselves, and strives to personify the human condition in his pieces. Jones studied painting in art school but turned to sculpture as a means of giving his forms a true, physical presence. He returned to painting in the 1970s, producing works inspired by mail-order fetish-wear catalogues.

Allen Jones

Black Light, 1985

Lithograph on wove paper
43 × 34 in
109.2 × 86.4 cm
Edition of 75
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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