Allen Jones was born in 1937 in Southampton. He studied at the Royal College of Art, from which he was expelled.
Allen Jones is a pop artist who has mainly received attention for his erotic sculptures. He frequently depicts people as sexual objects. For example, he has women assume playful positions, but with elements of BDSM, converting them into furniture such as a table, a chair or a refrigerator.
Last night's Contemporary Art Evening sale at Phillips was another success at the new headquarters. The total for the sale was £17.7 million, Phillips best total hammer price since June 2012, and all but one lot was bought up.