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I posted before about the Eric Stanton show at Taschen Gallery which was amazing. I kept the focus on his work, but there were other featured artists including Elmer Batters and Gene Bilbrew (whose 1966 “Hypnotize” was on hold for Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran, a hardcore vampire fan. PSST- Nick, I’ll take a bite of you!).

"Hypnotize" 1966- Gene Bilbrew
“Hypnotize” 1966- Gene Bilbrew

 

 

I was really excited to see were the forniphilia sculptures of Allen Jones, of whom I have been a long time admirer. Allen Jones was asked by Stanley Kubrick to design Lucy and the other statues in the Korova Milk Bar scene but he didn’t want to pay him so he refused.

Korova Milk Bar
Korova Milk Bar- A Clockwork Orange

In the end, Kubrick had a set designer do it though the influence is clear.

A perfect place to sit!
A perfect place to sit!

I took some photos of the pieces which I was thrilled to finally see because when I tried to view them at the Tate Gallery in Liverpool, UK in 2011 they were on tour and I didn’t get to.

Allen Jones (Art and Design Monographs) (Paperback)


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A place to set my drink.
A place to set my drink.

Allen Jones (Pocket Library of Art) (Hardcover)


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They are a sight to behold as no attention to detail was spared from the perfectly fitted gloves, to the supple boots. I can only imagine the effort it took to sculpt these and make them look so realistic and sensual.

May I take your coat?
May I take your coat?

I think it’s fair to say I’d do just about anything to have these in my home but for now I will just have to ask for some volunteers to help me recreate them in flesh.

 

Rear view
Rear view

 

 

 

Sheer Magic (Paperback)


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Sexy heels
Sexy heels

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