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    Sale 5391

    20th Century British Art including Works from the Collection of Bannon & Barnabas McHenry

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 107

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

    Study for Harmony

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    Allen Jones, R.A. (b. 1937)
    Study for Harmony
    signed and dated 'Allen Jones 84' (lower right)
    pencil, charcoal, crayon, ink and pastel
    27½ x 39¼ in. (69.8 x 99.7 cm.)


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    The present work is a study for the 1984 painting Harmony which is illustrated in Andrew Lambirth's book Allen Jones Works, p. 116, no. 111. He comments 'Harmony is all pinks and greens with passages of red and yellow, and a little violet blue. In it, the banjo player and luscious singer have come to a table near you in the club to perform ... the party is a crowded, claustrophobic, sexy subject and he makes the very best of it' (A. Lambirth, Allen Jones Works, London, 2005, p. 113).

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    Provenance

    with Waddington Galleries, London.