Allen Jones talks about turning the female form into furniture, in the name of art

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Allen Jones is best known for sexually provocative sculptures like Chair 1969, which present the female figure as a piece of furniture. TateShots visited him at his London studio to find out how he progressed from painting and drawing the human body to producing life-size mannequin sculptures that, as he puts it, ‘were very much made to offend the accepted canons of what fine art might be’.

Allen Jones’s work features in Glam! The Performance of Style, at Tate Liverpool, 8 February – 12 May 2013