• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5529

    20th Century British Art

    31 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 144

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

    Island Life

    Price Realised  


    Allen Jones, R.A. (b. 1937)
    Island Life
    signed and dated 'Allen Jones 87' (lower right)
    pencil, ink and wax crayon
    6¼ x 12 in. (15.9 x 30.5 cm.)

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    This work is probably a study for 'Mural for the Ivy, 1990' which was commissioned for the Ivy Restaurant, London and is reproduced in A. Lambirth, Allen Jones Works, London, 2005, p. 146. The work also has similarities to the Island series of lithographs of the late 1980s which were inspired by a holiday to the Caribbean (see M. Livingstone and R. Lloyd, Allen Jones, Munich, 1995, pp. 132-3).

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    Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 3 July 2003, lot 593, where purchased by the present owner.