Edition : First / Tokyo / Nature Museum, Matthew Mills Dunbar / 1973 / Hardcover. / VG+ Folio, Unpaginated (ca 58pp). Red half morocco. 25 monochrome photographs, 25 tipped in plates, and one stone lithograph. Text in English and Japanese. One of 375 copies. Signed by Allen Jones to lithograph, and to limitation page. A little wear to spine.
The story of Allen Jones’ Waitress begins with a telephone call from Stanley Kubrick ‘ who wanted Allen Jones to work for free on A Clockwork Orange for a credit. Jones politely declined, but allowed Kubrick to use whatever ideas he wanted. Jones then developed his original ideas further for Waitress; starring his wife Janet in a dress made by John Sutcliffe of Atomage fame. Tim Street-Porter photographed 25 of London’s finest establishments and superimposed Jones’ waitress into them. Sutcliffe takes the rest of the photographs and Jones contributes a lithograph. It’s a simple project, but an extremely stiking and poignant one.