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“Blink” Events: Allen Jones RA at the RA

On 13th November the Royal Academy of Arts with open their first major Allen Jones exhibition since 1995. Jones is a ground-breaking and highly respected artist who was a key member of the British Pop art movement. To celebrate his career the RA will be showing over 80 works, including paintings, sculpture and his iconic furniture works from the late 60s. There will also be some new works created especially for this exhibition, which is particularly exciting.

One of the most recognisable and recurrent themes in Jones’ work is his fascination with the female form, often expressed in a highly erotic, glamorous, seductive and idealised way. His approach is part hyper-real, part graphic poster art, part cinematic. The forms across all elements of his work are clean, rhythmic and elegant, even when translated into the controversially sexual pieces like ‘Hat Stand’ (1969), ‘Table’ (1969) and ‘Chair’ (1969).

Allen Jones RA First Step, 1966 Oil on canvas, 92 x 92 cm LONDON, COLLECTION ALLEN JONES © Allen Jones Image courtesy of the artist

Allen Jones RA
First Step, 1966
Oil on canvas, 92 x 92 cm
LONDON, COLLECTION ALLEN JONES
© Allen Jones
Image courtesy of the artist

Allen Jones RA Stand In, 1991/2 Oil on plywood and fibreglass, 185 x 185 x 63 cm Banbury, Private Collection Image courtesy of the artist © Allen Jones

Allen Jones RA
Stand In, 1991/2
Oil on plywood and fibreglass, 185 x 185 x 63 cm
Banbury, Private Collection
Image courtesy of the artist
© Allen Jones

Allen Jones RA Hat Stand, 1969 Mixed media, 191 x 108 x 40 cm Private collection, London     Image courtesy the artist /  © Allen Jones

Allen Jones RA
Hat Stand, 1969
Mixed media, 191 x 108 x 40 cm
Private collection, London
Image courtesy the artist / © Allen Jones

The exhibition will offer a thorough view of the journey that Allen Jones has taken as an artist, from his earliest work from the beginning of the 60’s, right through to recent works including a portrait of Kate Moss.

 

Exhibition details:

Opens: Thursday 13 November 2014 until Sunday 25 January 2015, 10am – 6pm daily (last admission 5.30pm), and on Fridays until 10pm (last admission 9.30pm)

Admission: £11.50 full price (£10 without Gift Aid donation); concessions available; children under 16 andFriends of the RA go free.

Tickets are available daily at the RA or online at www.royalacademy.org.uk.

Enjoy! Lucy

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