Allen Jones

born 1937

Allen Jones, ‘Chair’ 1969
Chair 1969
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Allen Jones, ‘Exciting Women’ 1964
Allen Jones
Exciting Women 1964
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Allen Jones (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.

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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Artworks

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Allen Jones on Lichtenstein

Both artists are significant figures in the story of Pop Art and close friends

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Allen Jones: Studio visit

The London based artist talks about his sculptures that, as he puts it, 'were very much made to offend the ...

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Pop art

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Art broken: four works from the Tate Britain show

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Statue that survived the Reformation on show for the first time at Tate Britain

Statue that survived the Reformation on show for the first time at Tate Britain
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‘You’re so sheer, you’re so chic, teenage rebel of the week’: Glam! The Performance of Style at Tate Liverpool

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‘One’s creative imagination was set free’: Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at Tate Modern III

Fellow artist Allen Jones pays his respects to the late great American Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein

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