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

In the 20th Century

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Allen Jones, R.A. (b. 1937)
In the 20th Century
signed, inscribed and dated '"IN THE 20TH CENTURY" Allen Jones 1986' (on the canvas overlap)
oil on canvas
72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm.)
Provenance
with Waddington Galleries, London.
with Heland Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 July 2008, lot 173 (£61,250), where purchased by the present owner.
Exhibited
Los Angeles, California, James Corcoran Gallery, 1987.
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Lot Essay

After making a lot of sculpture I wanted to celebrate my return to painting with some grand figure compositions. 'In the 20th Century' - what better way to celebrate than having a party!

This picture, where the colour floats free of the drawing, is the culmination of a 'Party' series begun in 1984. It includes the first piano to appear in my paintings and reminds me of a powerful image from my childhood.

As an eight year old at a street party to mark the end of World War II I felt like an outside observer as adults enjoyed themselves and behaved badly around the piano that had been brought out onto the street.

Allen Jones, April 2011.

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