Allen Jones (sculptor)
Allen Jones RA (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 and from 1955 to 1961 studied at Hornsey College of Art. In 1960 he was expelled from the Royal College of Art, where his contemporaries were R. B. Kitaj, Peter Phillips, David Hockney and Derek Boshier. From 1961 to 1963 Jones taught at Croydon College of Art.
Jones' exhibition of erotic sculptures, such as 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.
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He was elected R.A. (Royal Academician) by the Royal Academy in 1986.
- Allen Jones biography at pHinnweb.
- Gayford, Martin (2007-10-08). "Allen Jones: The day I turned down Stanley Kubrick". The Daily Telegraph.
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