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Colour Matters: An artist's book by Allen Jones
By (author): Allen Jones
Allen Jones


Black Dog Press



Product Form:

Sep 06, 2022
$54.95 CAD


9.5in x 6 in | 400 gr

Page Count:

36 pages
Black Dog Press
ART / Individual Artists / Artists' Books
  • Short Description
One of four artist?s books to be released in September 2022 Colour Matters explores the human form and the usage of colour thereon.
In this beautifully executed, concertina-fold book, Allen Jones RA explores the human form and how painting on a figure is a vastly different process, and has vastly different results, to painting from a figure. The first half of the book features detail photography of the artist's sculpture series Waiting on Table. The second half concertinas out to reveal the front and back of one of Jones's most prominent sculptures, A Muse, which can also be displayed as a wall hanging. For many years as a student, Jones had to draw from casts of Greek and Roman sculptures. Over time he developed a reverence for their idealized bodies, heightened by the tactile purity of the white marble. It seemed sacrilegious to him, therefore, to discover later that the marble was often painted over with colour. Painting on a figure is quite different from painting the figure? is an observation that Jones has grown to embrace, and one that has greatly informed his practice. Like the Romans, Jones has discovered that colour matters. Jones was elected a Royal Academician in 1986. He is one of Britain's most distinguished artists from the pioneering Pop Movement, whose paintings and sculptures are held in many important international collections, including: Tate Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, the Museum of 20th-Century Art in Vienna, the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Colour Matters is one of a collection of four artist's books by Allen Jones that Black Dog Press is releasing in September 2022.

A pioneer of the Pop Movement, Jones's many accolades include representing the UK at the Paris Biennale in 1963, where he received the Prix des Jeunes Artistes, and being elected a Royal Academician in 1986. There have been several prominent solo exhibitions of his work over the past 55 years, including: the 1978/79 painting and sculpture retrospective of his work at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and the Serpentine Gallery, London; the 1995 retrospective of his complete graphic works at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, which for three years toured the world under the auspices of the British Council; and the 2007?8 shows where Jones's work was exhibited simultaneously at Tate Britain and The Royal Academy of Arts. To mark the artist's 75th birthday in 2012, a large, retrospective exhibition entitled Off the Wall, featuring sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings, toured through Europe, going on to tour venues in South America in 2015. In addition, a 2014/15 Royal Academy of Arts retrospective presented his work on thematic lines. Alongside his paintings and sculptures, which are held by many of the world's most revered art institutions, Jones has worked on large-scale commissions for a host of prestigious organizations and architects. These include mural projects in Basle, Zurich and London, and monumental sculptures in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and China for the likes of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Yuzi Paradise Sculpture Park and Allen & Overy.

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