Allen Jones

  • , The Studio, 1985
    Oil on canvas
    244 x 233 cm
    96 x 92 in
  • , Out of the Blue, 2017-2018
    Oil on canvas
    183 x 183 cm
    72 1/8 x 72 1/8 in
  • , Backdrop, 2016-2017
    Oil on canvas, oil enamel on composite figure and wooden base
    Canvas 243.84 x 203.2 cm
    Figure 201 x 38 x 65 cm
    Canvas 90 x 80 in
    Figure 79 1/8 x 15 x 25 5/8 in
  • , Kind of Blue, 2015
    Oil on canvas, oil enamel on composite figure and wooden base
    Canvas 243.84 x 203.2 cm
    Canvas 96 x 80 in
    Figure 201 x 38 x 65 cm
    Figure 79 1/8 x 15 x 25 5/8 in
  • , Boutique (Waiting on Table with Cape), 2015-2019
    Composite figure, polished stainless steel base
    Overall H 205 x W 51 x D 61 cm
    Base H 51.4 x w 51 x D 61 cm
    Figure H 153.6 x 34.3 x 63 cm
    Overall H 80 3/4 x W20 1/8 x D 24 1/8 in
    Base H 20 1/4 x W 20 1/8 x D 25 1/8 in
    Figure H 60 1/2 x W 13 1/2 D 24 3/4 in
  • , Costume Life, 2016
    Mixed media
    Overall H 205 x W 51 x D 61 cm
    Base H 51.4 x W 51 x D 61 cm
    Figure H 153.6 x 34.3 x 63 cm
    Overall H 80 3/4 x W20 1/8 x D 24 1/8 in
    Base H 20 1/4 x W 20 1/8 x D 25 1/8 in
    Figure H 60 1/2 x W 13 1/2 D 24 3/4 in
  • , A Muse, 2016
    Mixed media
    Overall H 205 x W 51 x D 61 cm
    Base H 51.4 x W 51 x D 61 cm
    Figure: H 153.6 x 34.3 x 63 cm
    Overall H 80 3/4 x W20 1/8 x D 24 1/8 in
    Base H 20 1/4 x W 20 1/8 x D 25 1/8 in
    Figure H 60 1/2 x W 13 1/2 D 24 3/4 in
  • , Coup de Théâtre (previously title In The Box), 2018-2019
    Oil on canvas
    183 x 152.5 cm
    64 1/8 x 60 1/8 in
  • , Arcade, 2019
    Fibreglass figure and glass, aluminium and perspex bow fronted box window
    Overall H 205 x W 51 x D 61
    Base H 51,4 x W 51 x D 61 cm
    Figure H 153,6 x 34,3 x 63 cm
  • , Now or never, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    183 x 152.5 cm plus shelf
    72 x 60 in plus shelf
  • , (From) The Gods, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
    70 7/8 x 70 7/8 in
  • , Waiting on Table II (with wedge heels), 1987
    Fibreglass painted aluminium base
    216 x 61 x 65 cm
    85 1/8 x 24 1/8 x 25 5/8 in
  • , Mirror Mirror!, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
    70 7/8 x 70 7/8 in
  • , Stepping Out, 2018
    Fibreglass, tinted acrylic and mixed media
    159 x 45 x 56 cm
    62 5/8 x 17 3/4 x 22 1/8 in
  • , The Music of Time, 1984-1985
    Oil on canvas
    183 x 183 cm
    72 1/8 x 72 1/8 in
  • , Island (diptych), 1986
    Oil on canvas
    183 x 366 cm
    72 1/8 x 144 1/8 in
    192,5 x 376 x 4 cm (framed)
    75 3/4 x 148 1/8 x 1 5/8 (framed)

Allen Jones is one of Britain’s most distinguished artists from the pioneering Pop Movement, with paintings and sculptures in many important international collections, including the Tate Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, the Museum of 20th-Century Art in Vienna, the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

He represented the UK at the Paris Biennale in 1963, where he received the Prix des Jeunes Artistes.  In 1978 – 79 there was a painting and sculpture retrospective of his work at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and the Serpentine Gallery, London and in 1995 there was a retrospective exhibition of his complete graphic works at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, which for three years toured the world under the auspices of the British Council.

In 2007-8 solo exhibitions of his work were exhibited simultaneously at Tate Britain and The Royal Academy of Arts.  A large retrospective exhibition, “Off the Wall”, showing sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings from 55 years of his career, toured through Europe, with further venues in South America.    

Commissions have included large scale mural projects for Fogal in Basle and Zurich, and two major London restaurants; monumental steel sculptures for London Bridge City, the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, Taikoo Place in Hong Kong and Glaxo SmithKline world headquarters, London.  In 2006 he installed 10 metre high sculpture commissions for the Yuzi Paradise Sculpture parks in Shanghai and in Guilin, China. Two large works have more recently been acquired by the city of St Louis, USA and the Barada Foundation in Lisbon.  

In 2008 a large scale, 5-piece sculpture was commissioned and completed at Chatsworth in Derbyshire, and two suspended pieces have been installed at the headquarters of Allen & Overy in Spitalfields. Additionally, he has undertaken many private sculpture commissions in the UK and the USA and is currently working on a monumental commissioned piece for a site in London measuring 9m x 20m x 9m .

He has designed for the Royal Ballet and the Ballet Rambert in England, and for West Deutsche Television in Cologne and Thames Television in the UK.  Additionally, he has designed three books and had a further four books published about his work.

He was elected a Royal Academician in 1986, and was a Trustee of the British Museum from 1990 to 1999, now an Emeritus Trustee.  In 2007 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts at Southampton Solent University.

 


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  • Content: Conversation between Allen Jones and Fabrice Hergott now online!

    Conversation between Allen Jones and Fabrice Hergott (Director of the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris), that took place on the occasion of his exhibition at Almine Rech Paris, on March 7th, 2020.

    Link to the video here

    Allen Jones' paintings, with their careful layering of glazes and paint, show him to clearly be spectacular colourist. In turn they evoke a classical world that here in France might bring to mind the compositions of Nicolas Poussin, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, or the Henri Matisse of Luxe Calme et Volupté (1904) or La Danse (1910). Jones’ sculptures are carefully constructed parodies of commercial window shopping, which simultaneously remind the viewer of the amazing realism of Degas and his sculpture of female Parisian dancers and bathers. Like Degas, Jones has become increasingly obsessed with the theatre and cabaret – views from the balcony to the stage and back again. It gives him a particular opportunity to reflect on the way theatrical light is able to shine and create magic that in turn becomes a wonderful excuse for Jones’s virtuoso displays of colour on canvas. - Norman Rosenthal

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