Sunday, 25 November 2007

Allen Jones' Latest

Allen Jones - Hatstand, Table and Chair (1969)Thirty new paintings, prints and watercolours by British pop artist Allen Jones go on show tomorrow at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London to mark his 70th birthday: Allen Jones At Seventy. He made his name in the swinging sixties with statues depicting semi-naked women acting as furniture. Hatstand, Table and Chair (1969) seems to have inspired at least one set in Stanley Kubrick's classic movie A Clockwork Orange (1971). Pity this furniture didn't go into mass production. It would have been worth buying a couple of chairs just to annoy any visiting feminists. The exhibition continues until 22 December.


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