July 5, 2012

Allen Jones Retrospective

Allen Jones, Chair, 1969, Stahl, Fiberglas, u.a., 61 x 84 x 145 cm, Sammlung Gunter Sachs, © Allen Jones, 2012
 For the occasion of the 75th birthday of Allen Jones, Kunsthalle Tübingen is hosting a major exhibition dedicated to the work of the leading British Pop artist.
Jones, whose work inspired the infamous female-figured furniture in Clockwork Orange film, rocked the art world in 1969 with his provocative furniture sculptures. Since then, his signature artworks have been exhibited in some of the greatest galleries and museums around the world.
Jones' large-scale sculptures made of steel and fiberglass feature female figures in obedient poses with sadomasochistic attitude, although this is not his art's real message, as Jones himself has declared in the past. The exhibition is also hosting some of the artist's best paintings, all with similar content with the sculpture expressing his intention to stylize and satirize the sexual allusions of the advertising and show business. 
Unconventional eccentricity. Love it.

The exhibition will last by the 16th of September, 2012

Allen Jones, First Step, 1966, Öl auf Leinwand, kunststoffbeschichtetes Holz, 91,5 x 91,5 cm, Sammlung Allen Jones, © Allen Jones, 2012

Allen Jones, HatStand, 1969, Stahl, Fiberglas, u.a., 191 x 108 x 40 cm, Sammlung Allen Jones, © Allen Jones, 2012

Allen Jones, Secretary, 1972, Mischtechnik, 99 x 47 x 77 cm, Sammlung Gunter Sachs, © Allen Jones, 2012




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