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Untitled - Olympic Poster allen-jones-poster.jpg

Untitled - Olympic Poster

Item Code: AJ-63-p-sp
Medium
Lithograph
Edition Size
4000
Signed
Signed in plate
Width (cm)
64
Height (cm)
101
Date of Work
1972
Base price $711
Includes free framing and UK delivery
Allen Jones was one of 29 artists commissioned to produce posters for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.

In the run-up to the 1972 Games, the Organising Committee decided to commission a series of Artist Posters to "represent the intertwining of sports and art worldwide".
Allen Jones portraitAllen Jones, born in Southampton, 1937, is a sculptor, painter and printmaker best known for his fetishistic human-furniture (forniphilia) sculptures and his sexually charged depictions of women. He studied painting and lithography first at the Hornsey College of Art from 1955-59, going on to attend the Royal College of Art for just one year before being expelled whereupon he returned to Hornsey to attend a teacher training course.

Jones, along with Hockney, Blake, Kitaj and Boshier, was one of the first proponents of the Pop Art movement which radically changed the face of the British and American art world in the early 1960s. Jones’ particular take on the new genre was glamourised and highly erotic: women were illustrated in overtly sexual, glossy, magazine-esque prints and paintings. Jones had begun to experiment in sculpture by the late ‘60s, his first series of forniphilic sculptures (Chair, Table, and Hat Stand) being exhibited in 1969.
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