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Allen Jones - Tate Britain (preview)

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

TO CELEBRATE his 70th birthday, Tate Britain is presenting a display of Allen Jones’ paintings which sets his most recent multi-part canvases against some of his early 1960s work. The exhibition runs until February 10, 2008.

Like other Pop artists of his generation, Jones drew upon popular culture for his imagery. He is best known for controversial depictions of female figures based on the style of 1940s and 1950s fetish magazines.

There is also an important technical side to his work, much of which has been in opposition to the formalist doctrine of abstract painting. His work has become increasingly complex in terms of the space he creates and, since the 1980s, paintings of parties, performers and the theatre even suggest a narrative. This is especially clear in his latest, multi-part works.

Admission: free.

Times: Tate Britain – daily from 10am to 5.50pm; exhibitions – 10am to 5.40pm (last admission 5pm).

Also at Tate Britain, The Turner Prize: A Retrospective 1984 – 2006 runs until January 6, 2008.

With The Turner Prize 2007 on display at Tate Liverpool, the first time it has been held outside London, Tate Britain is celebrating the last twenty-three years of the prize with this major exhibition.

The Turner Prize: A Retrospective allows a unique opportunity to reflect upon some of the most significant moments in the recent history of British art and the reception of the prize by artists, the public, and by the media. The exhibition brings together key works by the winning artists, including Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, Chris Ofili, Anthony Gormely, and Gillian Wearing, set against the broader context of each year’s shortlist.

Admission: £11, £10 concessions.

For more information and tickets call 020 7887 8888 or visit the website.