Tango in Liverpool

Tango (1984) the iconic sculpture by Allen Jones.    On Peter’s Lane.

More background on the sculpture here :  ”

Tango is the first public sculpture by British artist Allen Jones and was commissioned for the Liverpool Garden Festival in 1984 . It  was moved to Concert Square and stood there for a number of years until the Square was reconfigured.

Now more than 30 years after  making its first appearance in the city, Tango has returned to Liverpool and given a temporary spot at Peter’s Square at Liverpool ONE as a reminder of the city’s growth and vibrancy.

Artist Allen Jones is a pioneer of British Pop Art and a contemporary of Sir Peter Blake, the artist who created The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s cover and created the designs for the Mersey Ferry dazzle ship. Jones established his international reputation in the early 1960s as a painter, printmaker and sculptor and has created designs for the stage, TV and film. A major early work by Jones is on display at the Walker Art Gallery.

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