Allen Jones, Silence


Allen Jones (English, b. 1937)

Silence (from Catwalk), 1998

Medium: Etching in colors, on wove paper

Dimensions: 116 x 83.3 cm (45.6 x 33.8 in)

Edition of 95: Hand signed, numbered and dated in pencil

Condition: Excellent

In stock

鈥淎llen Jones was a Duchampian before the Hirst generation were even born. His art is an icy joke about the power of desire: it pays homage to Duchamp鈥檚 ironic view of human culture as a masturbatory machine.鈥聽鈥撀燡onathan Jones, Guardian, October, 2013

Allen Jones聽is a controversial Britain pop artist, best known for his sculptures, paintings and prints. His unconventional, satirical and boldly inventive work was anchored in popular culture and embraced a wide range of new subject-matters and materials. Jones鈥 aesthetic centers on glamour and beautiful women, often visualizing stereotypes as in advertisements, magazines or cartoon strips. His most famous works聽Hatstand, Table and Chair, are聽 fibreglass 鈥渇etish鈥 mannequins that depict women as furniture. The so-called forniphilic series rocketed聽Allen Jones聽to fame, whilst making him an enemy to feminists. Enabled by consummate painting skills, Jones鈥檚 work fluctuates between sculpture and painting. His three-dimensional works are painterly, whilst his painted forms appear sculptural.

English, born 1937 in Southampton

Allen Jones, Silence

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