Galerie Mikro & Edizioni 0, Milan


Allen Jones

One of the finest of Allen Jones’ artist books, “Figures” was published in 1969 in Berlin and Milan. Here is a very fine copy of the first printing, rarely found in such well-kept condition.

Designed by Jones himself, with Anthony Marshall, this over-sized colourful “scrapbook” compiles a collection of found images from pin-up magazines, fashion advertising, film promos, giving way to images of the artist’s work – both paintings, drawings and his famous sculpture-furniture, concluding with a unique four b&w pages of (other) “Artist’s Advertisements” (including H.C. Westermann, Kenneth Price, Tom Wesselmann, Pablo Picasso), and business “calling card” acknowledgements.

Allen Jones (b. 1 September 1937) is a British pop artist, best known for his sculptures, paintings, drawings, and work in set and costume design for film and theatre.

Jones’ exhibitions of erotic sculptures, such as the set Chair, Table and Hat Stand (1969), are studies in forniphilia, which turn women into items of human furniture. Much of his work draws on the imagery of rubber fetishism and BDSM.  The sculptures in the Korova Milk Bar from the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange were based on works by Jones after he turned down the request by Stanley Kubrick to design the set for no payment.  Jones designed Barbet Schroeder’s 1976 film Maîtresse.

* Condition: Very Good (very light wear and bumping to dust jacket, internally tight and clean throughout, ExLibris stamp on first blank page) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

Allen Jones - Figures
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