• 20th Century British And Irish auction at Christies

    Sale 7789

    20th Century British And Irish Art

    12 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    Allen Jones, R.A. (b. 1937)


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    Allen Jones, R.A. (b. 1937)
    oil on canvas, unframed
    108 x 132 in. (274.4 x 335.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1972.

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    When discussing the present work, Allen Jones said 'I wished to paint a figure flying through the air. The way the figure was used and why it ends up where it does is for a very pictorial reason: in grammatical terms it acts as an acute accent, which seems to hang in an illusion of space created by the two spheres' (exhibition catalogue, Allen Jones, Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, 1979, no. 40).

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    Private collection, Japan, 1974.


    Exhibition catalogue, Allen Jones, Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, 1979, no. 40, illustrated.
    M. Livingstone, Allen Jones Sheer Magic, London, 1979, pp. 88, 89, illustrated.


    Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Allen Jones, March - April 1979, no. 40: this exhibition travelled to London, Serpentine Gallery, May - June; Sunderland, Museum and Art Gallery, June - July; Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, September - October; and Bielefeld, Kunsthalle, November - December.