MICHAEL WERNER

Allen Jones: Maîtresse, Michael Werner Gallery, 22 Upper Brook Street, London W1, until 29th April 2016  

Allen Jones. “Maîtresse I (A film by Barbet Schroeder)”, 1978

Allen Jones. “Maîtresse I (A film by Barbet Schroeder)”, 1978

In 1975 Jones was commissioned to produce a movie poster for Barbet Schroeder’s film Maîtresse which told the story of a small-time crook (Gerard Depardieu) and his obsessive romance with a professional dominatrix (Bulle Ogier).

Jones kept the original painting and then between 2008 and 2015 he worked on a series of canvases where he explored the themes of space and colour around the original poster’s motif.  They and the original are shown here together along with works on paper which reveal his thought processes.

Allen JOnes. “London Derrière (Maîtresse II)”, 2008

Allen JOnes. “London Derrière (Maîtresse II)”, 2008

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