Peter Jones

Poodle, 2016

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Lot 54
Oil on canvas
27.0 x 22.0 cm (10.6 x 8.7 in)
Signed, titled and dated verso on canvas and frame


This work ships from London, GB.


Peter Jones is a Birmingham born artist with a cult following for his paintings of found vintage toys which he collects for this purpose. Chosen by Jones for transformation into paint are the soft-toy animals which seem to possess the most distinctive character or symbolic potential.

Poodle is one of an ongoing series of paintings of dogs, traditionally and charmingly symbolic of faithfulness and loyalty. Permanently separated from its original owner, the toy itself is implicit evidence of an intimate and private history. Jones says: ‘There is also the strange sadness of an ephemeral soft-toy surviving life-long human companionship in near immortal condition.’

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About Peter Jones

British artist, born 1968