John Stezaker  Silkscreens

Text by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith
Ridinghouse 2010 in association with Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York and The Approach, London
£32  |  $49.95

28.6 × 23.1 cm  |  11 1/4 × 9 1/8 in
144 pp, 85 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 34 0

Although best known for his small-scale intimate collages of film stills, postcards and other found imagery, John Stezaker's silkscreens ( 1977–94) reveal another side of the artist.

A comprehensive group of these mid- to large-scale silkscreens are brought together here for the first time. They include manipulated imagery of kissing couples, disembodied men and woman, floating baby-heads and even film stills.

While at first this body of work seems to stand in contrast to the collages, the silkscreens employ many of the same techniques, cutting out, cropping, slicing and over-laying that are seen throughout Stezaker's work. Over 80 images are accompanied by an essay Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, the first text on this the silkscreens as whole.

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