John Stezaker

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John Stezaker
by Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith
Publisher's Description
This exhibition catalog from Stezaker's recent show in London includes eighteen collages that focus on the British artist's fascination with the hidden face. As the artist explains it, the masks are 'a way of negotiating a threshold between the living and the dead, which in a way is what I think all art is trying to do, it's trying to reanimate the dead.' By meticulously placing found vintage postcard images of landscapes and animal life over the feature of little-known actors from Hollywood's golden era, Stezaker creatures new, almost shocking, images filled with imagined narrative possibilities. Extensive essay by Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith.
ISBN: 1905464118
Publisher: Ram Distribution
Paperback : 56 pages
Language: English
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