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Allen Jones

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 GBP
Sold
68,500 GBP
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Description

  • Allen Jones
  • Bra-La-La
  • signed and dated 74 on the reverse
  • acrylic, fabric and plastic on canvas

Provenance

Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1986

Literature

"Allen Jones", Le Petit Journal de Vogue, March 1974, p. 97, illustrated

Catalogue Note

The genesis of this picture, painted in London, was a private impromptu show given to me in a Frederick's of Hollywood changing booth by a friend, the artist Diane Blell, during a shopping expedition in San Francisco.

The idealisation of the body , Gore Vidal's "Myra Breckenridge" and the interchangeability of the sexes were summed up for me by the Frederick's slogan "Where nature leaves off, add with pads".

Allen Jones
January 2014

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