Allen Jones born 1937
P77051 Exciting Women1964
Lithograph 409 x 438 (16 1/8 x 17 1/4) on wove paper 788 x 577 (31 x 22 3/4); printed by the artist at Croydon College of Art in an edition of 12
Inscribed ‘allen jones 64' below image b.r. and ‘9/12' below image b.l.; also ‘Jo 3' in another hand on reverse b.l.; printed inscriptions ‘exciting women' b.l. and ‘good' top centre
Purchased at Christie's (Grant-in-Aid) 1984
The following entry is based on written answers to questions posed by the compiler in a letter of 2 November 1987.
P77051 was made at a time when Jones was teaching lithography at Croydon College of Art, and was executed at the College where there were facilities for photo-lithography. The edition was small because, according to the artist, paper was expensive at the time. Jones initially made around 15 impressions and the edition, of 12, was established by the number of prints unspoiled on completion…