allen jones / bus poster / 26/075

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Allen Jones is a British Pop artist best known for his figurative paintings and sculpture. His work is characterized by its sexual imagery and interest in traditional male and female power dynamics, alternating between celebrating and satirizing fetishes and BDSM practices. He was born on September 1, 1937 in Southampton, England and attended the Royal College of Art, where David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj were his classmates. Though Jones was expelled from the school after only one year, he went on to be included in the seminal 1961 “Young Contemporaries” exhibition, credited by the British Press with launching the English Pop Art movement. He moved to New York in 1964, where he began developing his signature erotic aesthetic. His painting Perfect Match (1966), depicting a topless and semi-abstracted woman, would mark a turning point in his art. In 1970, his installation Hatstand, Table, and Chair—three furniture pieces constructed out of female BDSM mannequins—became his most famous and controversial work. Jones now teaches and was elected a Royal Academician at the Royal Academy, where a large retrospective of his work was staged in 2015.

Galerie Mikro berlin
A Fleet of Buses, 1966

SIGNED and dated by the artist

Offset lithograph

838 x 584 mm

perspex box frame
excellent condition

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