British artist Allen Jones (1937) is known for his provocative pieces that make him one of the most important figures in British pop art.
At the end of the 1960s Jones became famous thanks to his suggestive, life-sized and realistic-looking female figures made of steel and fiberglass, which could also function as pieces of furniture.
“I wanted to kick over the traces of what was considered acceptable in art, […] I wanted to find a new language for representation […] to get away from the idea that figurative art was romantic, that it wasn’t tough.” – Allen Jones
► In 2017 the artist celebrated his eightieth birthday. Read more about Jones in this article by monopol - Magazin für Kunst und Leben.