Furniture by Allen Jones, 1969

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By the mid-1960s Allen Jones had cemented his position as one of British Pop Art’s most radical and innovative painters. His work was highly celebrated for its idiosyncratic investigation into the nature of painting using everyday subjects drawn from his private existence. Allen Jones’ ‘furniture’ sculptures have become iconic within the canon of Pop art. Created during the peak of creative and cultural optimism that sprang from London during the 1960s, today these seminal works challenge the same artistic boundaries as when they were first created, forcing the viewer to assess the extent to which their own ideas of sexuality and eroticism are shaped by principles of appearance and social conformity..