Monday, April 6, 2015

Unpacking Allen Jones … at the Taschen Gallery

One of coolest things about the Eric Stanton (and Elmer Batters) exhibit happening now in L.A. was the arrival of the classic set of transgressive furniture art produced by U.K. artist, Allen Jones.

Now I’ve seen these sculptures featured in art books, in documentaries, but it was still startling to see them in person, especially as they arrived.


Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit




Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

It was no less bizarre seeing the pieces finally assembled, just a day or two before the show. 



This was just before the opening. In the background is a wall of Eric Stanton art.




 Of course some people might ask what connection Allen Jones has to the show. And I can only reply that Allen Jones was certainly influenced by Eric Stanton. Here’s one example of many:


Here’s the earlier variation of original Stanton art:

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit



As they say: imitation is the highest form of flattery:

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

Allen Jones or Eric Stanton?... You make the call.

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

 Allen Jones or Eric Stanton?... 

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

Allen Jones or Eric Stanton?... 

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

Allen Jones or Eric Stanton?... 

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

Allen Jones or Eric Stanton?... 

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit
I hope you'll check out the gallery in person. It's worth a visit. The Eric Stanton (and Elmer Batters) "Bizarre Life" exhibit will be on display until May 24.


TASCHEN GALLERY
8070 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-9098

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