Allen Jones, British (1937 - )

Allen Jones

Allen Jones R.A. (born 1 September 1937) is a British pop artist, best known for his sculptures. He lives and works in London.


Jones was born in Southampton. From 1955 to 1961 he studied at the Hornsey College of Art (London). He was expelled from the Royal College of Art; from 1961 to 1963 he taught at Croydon College of Art.

His exhibition of erotic sculptures, like the set Chair, Table and Hat Stand (1969), are studies in forniphilia which turn women into items of human furniture. Much of his work draws on the imagery of rubber fetishism and BDSM.
The sculptures in the Korova Milkbar from the film A Clockwork Orange were based on works by Jones after he turned down the request by Stanley Kubrick to design the set for no payment.

Jones designed Barbet Schroeder's 1976 film MaƮtresse.
He was elected R.A. (Royal Academician) by the Royal Academy in 1986.
David Gilmour, lead guitarist for Pink Floyd, holds up a copy of Figures by Allen Jones during the interview portions of Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.


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