Allen Jones
British pop artist



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Allen Jones
British pop artist
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Date of Birth

September 01, 1937

Place of Birth

Southampton, United Kingdom

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Allen Jones is a British sculptor who was influenced at a young age by psychology. (You can always tell if an artist likes Freud by how many naked women appear as furniture in their body of work.)

He was expelled from the Royal College of Art for liking Matisse and the Fauvists too much, but became a successful Pop artist anyways, utilizing visual imagery from popular culture and consumer products. Photographs from fetish magazines especially interested the artist, who later was criticized by feminists for creating more images of the objectification of women. According to the artist, angry protestors even threw “smoke bombs and stink bombs and God knows what” at one of his larger exhibitions.

Stanley Kubrick asked him to design the set of A Clockwork Orange. The catch was, he wanted Jones to do it for free! In a Kubrick fashion, he told the artist that having his name in the credits should be enough since the film was going to be so famous and successful. The director is not a man known for his humility. The set designer Kubrick did hire- or rather, convince to volunteer- ended up using Jones’ furniture design as inspiration, so the interior look of the film often gets mistakenly attributed to Jones anyways.

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Allen Jones RA (born 1 September 1937) is a British pop artist best known for his paintings, sculptures, and lithography. He was awarded the Prix des Jeunes Artistes at the 1963 Paris Biennale. He is a Senior Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2017 he returned to his home town to receive the award Honorary Doctor of Arts from Southampton Solent University

Jones has taught at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, the University of South Florida, the University of California, the Banff Center School of Fine Arts in Canada, and the Berlin University of the Arts. His works reside in a number of collections; including the Tate, the Museum Ludwig, the Warwick Arts Centre and the Hirshhorn Museum. His best known work Hatstand, Table and Chair, involving fibreglass "fetish" mannequins, debuted to protests in 1970.

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