Allen Jones (born 1 September 1937) is a British pop artist and sculptor, who is famous for 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, fornophilia and BDSM.
Jones was born in Southampton and from 1955 to 1961 studied at the Hornsey College of Art (London); from 1961 to 1963 he taught at Croydon College of Art.
Jones designed the film Maîtresse (dir. Barbet Schroeder, 1976).
Alen Jones, The Book
- Book Description
Top-shelf magazine meets fine art. High-heeled, fetishistic women parade through a world of Matissean color. Allen Jones's use of these apparent stereotypes has made him a controversial figure in the art world. Tackling issues of gender and power raised by his work, and including images of Jones's source material and his own photography, this is the first publication to survey his career.
Jones established his reputation in the 1960s as a Pop artist. Since then he has remained true to his these roots, developing a rich vein of imagery and exploring the boundaries between commercial and fine art. This important book goes beyond his fine art and also looks at other aspects of his career-his work for the theater, ballet, and film (Jones's work has been featured in Blow Up and A Clockwork Orange)-and reveals an artist who, having been influenced by the world of fashion, has seen his work appropriated by the fashion world.
- A biography of Allen Jones, including pictures of some of his works
- Allen Jones at Sculpture.org.uk