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Podcast: Allen Jones, ‘Chair’

Published 17 March 2015

This intimate salon explores Allen Jones’s controversial work ‘Chair’ and its changing status as a piece of fine art, an erotic sculpture and an object of attack.

  • “Chair and similar sculptures by Allen Jones attracted controversy for different reasons, but questions about their relationship to pornography were persistent.” (Stacy Boldrick)

    Boldrick, curator of Tate Britain’s exhibition Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm, chairs this debate, which discusses reactions to Chair then and now.

    Invited speakers include conservator Lyndsey Morgan who worked on Chair after it was sabotaged with acid in 1986, fashion commentator and feminist Grace Woodward, and Edith Devaney, curator of Allen Jones RA at the Royal Academy of Arts.

  • Allen Jones RA was at the Royal Academy from 17 November 2014 – 25 January 2015.