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    Sale 5001

    Resurrection: Avant-Garde Fashion

    30 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 69

    ALLEN JONES (B.1937) AND THE RITVA MAN

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    ALLEN JONES (B.1937) AND THE RITVA MAN
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    early 1970s, wool, applied with an embroidered leather-clad leg against a multi-coloured spiral, number four from the edition of two hundred, executed by The Ritva Man after a design by Allen Jones, with various maker's and designer's labels (nape), and retaining cardboard swing-tag ink-stamped 4/200


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    Originally established as a crochet and knitwear business in 1966, Mike and Ritva Ross created 'The Ritva Man' label in 1969 with the aim of collaborating with artists, such as David Hockney, Elisabeth Frink, Patrick Hughes, and in the case of this example, Allen Jones, to produce limited edition knitwear. Although intended to be issued in an edition of 200, it is possible that not more than a few dozen of each design were produced.

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