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Print - One plate from the suite of seven entitled 'Album'
  • One plate from the suite of seven entitled 'Album'
    Jones, Allen, born 1937
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One plate from the suite of seven entitled 'Album'

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Zurich (printed)
    London (published)

  • Date:

    1971 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jones, Allen, born 1937 (artist)
    Mathien, Emil (printer)
    Marlborough Graphics (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printer's ink, paper, lithography

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from the Artist in 1973.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.149-1973

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 294, box D

Allen Jones was a leading member of the Pop Art movement, which was inspired by, and appropriated much from popular culture, particularly comics, advertising and consumer goods. He studied at Hornsey and the Royal College of Art; at the latter he was a fellow student of David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj, Derek Boshier and Peter Phillips who were to become some of the most important British artists of their generation and with whom he shares certain qualities of picture-making. Although his work has much in common with theirs, his work has tended to focus on the erotic and fetishism associated with female sexuality. His images of women, or parts of woment, often half-naked, or clad in tightfitting garments and stiletto heels, have been criticised by feminist writers such as Laura Mulvey and Lisa Tickner as fantasies of sexual objectification. However, others have argued that his representations are intended, rather, as a criticism of the objectification he portrays.

Physical description

Lithographic print on paper

Place of Origin

Zurich (printed)
London (published)

Date

1971 (made)

Artist/maker

Jones, Allen, born 1937 (artist)
Mathien, Emil (printer)
Marlborough Graphics (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printer's ink, paper, lithography

Marks and inscriptions

printer's proof Allen Jones 71
inscribed printers proof bottom left; date and signature bottom right.

Dimensions

Height: 64 cm sheet, Width: 48.1 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Lithograph by Allen Jones: one plate from the suite of seven lithographs entitled 'Album'. Great Britain 1971

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1973

Production Note

The suite is of seven plates. The Museum has five of these.

Materials

Paper; Printer's ink; Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Dominatrix; Sexuality

Categories

Prints; Gender and Sexuality

Production Type

Artist's proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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