Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Colourful Lives of Artists, 30 April – 30 June 2013;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Road to Abstraction, 21 May – 24 July 2016;
Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Century: 100 Modern British Artists, 23 October 2016 – 8 January 2017
C. Jencks, Allen Jones, London, 1993 (illustrated p. 49)
Allen Jones is an English painter, sculptor and printmaker. He studied at Hornsey College of Art and the Royal College of Art, and was part of the rise of Pop Art. His work in New York in the 1960s referenced the popular illustrations of the 1940s and 1950s, particularly those with sexual content. His work thereafter was far more explicit and controversial as with his sexually provocative fibreglass sculptures such as Chair, 1969 at Tate, life-size images of women as furniture with fetishist and sado-masochist overtones. In the mid-1970s he returned to a more painterly conception in his canvases and subdued the eroticism of his 1960s work. Lithography, in which his output was prolific, proved an appropriate medium for his graphic flair.