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Geoffrey Batchen, David Campany, Robert Leonard,

Publisher Note

British Conceptual artist John Stezaker (b. 1949) is known for his distinctive, often deceptively simple, collages. He has been making art since the 1970s, but achieved prominence relatively recently. Stezaker says collage is about "stuff that has lost its immediate relationship with the world" and involves "a yearning for a lost world". A collector, he works from an archive of out-of-date images, mostly old film stills, vintage actor head shots, and antique postcards. These images come in standard sizes and are highly conventionalised, all variations on themes. In addition to collages, Lost World includes poignant found-object-sculptures: a selection of antique mannequin hands, offering a repertoire of gestures. There's also a film, Crowd, presenting hundreds of film stills of crowd scenes, each for one frame only, in a bewildering blur.

Release Date 2016
Artist: John Stezaker
ISBN-13: 9781909932432
Topics Cartoline, Collage, Manichini, Portraits, Postcards, Stezaker John
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Paperback
Pages 88