Allen Jones: Women And Men

03/12/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 03/12/2007
  |  58 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

British artist Allen Jones has produced some of the most startling and zestful images of the past five decades. His is a world of iconic women done up to the nines, immaculately seductive, a world in which glamour is a given, where roles switch to the beat and passions flower in searing colour. His work - be it painting, sculpture or print - has in turn ushered in the British Pop Art movement of the late 1950s, challenged Warhol and Lichtenstein on their home turf in New York, and been the target of feminist anger in the 1970s, before developing into the mature style that today delights collectors and gallery goers around the world. However, the man and his methods remain a mystery. This film explores the artist and his work with the help of his only sitter, prima ballerina Darcy Bussell, his wife Deirdre Morrow, artist Gary Hume, and of course Allen Jones himself.