Allen Jones RA


British pop artist Allen Jones has made his career literally on the backs of women. Exhibit A, in the first room: Table in which two female mannequins provides the support for two glass table tops. Throughout the exhibition, women - of the athletic, leggy, and busty type - provide the majority of the subject matter. As sculptures, they are realistic and uncanny. As paintings, they are flattened and incomplete. Partial objects. One is caught lusting after a leg, well, isn't that what it's there for?

Allen Jones is at the Royal Academy of Arts until the 25th of January, 2014.

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