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Allen Jones

The Red Lamp', 1985

Reinforced glass-fibre resin, with hand-painted motif, silkscreen-printed paper shade
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Christie's

for Aram Designs Ltd, London, UK, from the edition of 4
74 ¾ high x 26 ¾ in. diameter (190 x 68 cm.)

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for Aram Designs Ltd, London, UK, from the edition of 4
74 ¾ high x 26 ¾ in. diameter (190 x 68 cm.)

From the Catalogue:
In 1964, Joan Miro visited my studio in Wandsworth Common and complimented me on a painting that incidentally had been inspired by one of his own works that I had recently seen in the Guggenheim …

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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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About the work
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C
Christie's

for Aram Designs Ltd, London, UK, from the edition of 4
74 ¾ high x 26 ¾ in. diameter (190 x 68 cm.)

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for Aram Designs Ltd, London, UK, from the edition of 4
74 ¾ high x 26 ¾ in. diameter (190 x 68 cm.)

From the Catalogue:
In 1964, Joan Miro visited my studio in Wandsworth Common and complimented me on a painting that incidentally had been inspired by one of his own works that I had recently seen in the Guggenheim …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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

The Red Lamp', 1985

Reinforced glass-fibre resin, with hand-painted motif, silkscreen-printed paper shade
Bidding closed
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