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Title

Hermaphrodite head

1964

Artist

Allen Jones

England

01 Sep 1937 –

  • Details

    Date
    1964
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour lithograph
    Edition
    specimen copy [edition of 75 plus 10 AP]
    Dimensions
    75.5 x 56.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Douglas Kagi 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    376.2018
    Copyright
    © Allen Jones

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    Artist information
    Allen Jones

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  • About

    A key figure in British pop art, Allen Jones looked at new ways to represent the figure. In the mid 1960s his paintings became increasingly volumetric with the addition of three-dimensional elements, resulting in the works he is best known for: controversial life-size erotic female-figures-as-furniture sculptures – 'Chair', 'Table' and 'Hatstand' 1969

    Throughout his prolific career, Jones has worked across the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Producing his first prints while at art school in the late 1950s, printmaking has been an integral and consistent part of his artistic practice. This vibrant and colourful lithograph is an early example of a favourite theme, the intermingling of the sexes. Jones’ hermaphrodite works feature men and women morphing into a single being, often, as in the example here, also portraying sexual encounters.

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