John Jones
JJ Gallery
Nefertiti Coat
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Nefertiti coat detail
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WORK IN PROGRESS | Picture Story Coat “Nefertiti”

Individual stitched pieces of soft coloured suede and metallic leathers.

Picture Patchwork, Applique & Reverse Applique.

The coat tells a story of fertility, beauty and family. Events happening around the making of the coat are also documented in a personal hieroglyphic code and so far includes family names, the financial crisis, the Philae Lander and Rosetta.

The Aknaton coat has references to Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign so I am agog to see who will appear on this coat. (I now know!)

I find the process more important than the finished piece. The complexity means it has taken a long time to make and the story it is telling is still unfolding.

Panels are currently being worked and the image will be updated as the coat progresses. All enquiries please Contact



John Jones Coat V&A Collection Akhnaton item: 0140164

Akhnaton Artist's Coat Image Ⓒ John Jones | Photograph D Burnett

The picture coats were my everyday coats. They were made to question the preciousness of art in galleries and the nature of celebrity.

"Ideal for the monster storm that is raging outside" | GlobalYell

Akhnaton documents my visit to the British Museum Egyptian exhibition in 1972. Completed in 1976 It was acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum London in 1989.

The opportunity to become a starving artist and a patron of the arts simultaneously was priceless.

I MADE my song a coat Covered with embroideries Out of old mythologies From heel to throat;

But the fools caught it, Wore it in the world's eyes As though they'd wrought it. Song, let them take it,

For there's more enterprise In walking naked.

W B Yeats