Allen Jones

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    • Male

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    About the artist

    He lives and works in London.
    1937: Born in Southampton, UK
    1986: He was elected member of the Royal Academy

     

    In 1960 he was expelled from the Royal College of Art, where his contemporaries were R. B. Kitaj, Peter Phillips, David Hockney and Derek Boshier. From 1961 to 1963 Jones taught at Croydon College of Art.

    Jones' exhibition of erotic sculptures, such as the set Chair, Table and Hat Stand (1969), are studies in forniphilia, which turn women into items of human furniture. Much of his work draws on the imagery of rubber fetishism and BDSM.

    The sculptures in the Korova Milkbar from the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange were based on works by Jones after he turned down the request by Stanley Kubrick to design the set for no payment.

    Jones designed Barbet Schroeder's 1976 film Maîtresse.

    He was elected R.A. (Royal Academician) by the Royal Academy in 1986.

    David Gilmour, lead guitarist for Pink Floyd, holds up a copy of Figures by Allen Jones during the interview portions of Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.


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