John Stezaker


Using a mixture of screen personae drawn from Hollywood's 'golden era', Stezaker’s collaged portraits take on an imaginary life of their own. These hybrid characters form an ‘unholy marriage’ of found material, to play with scale, figure and the viewers’ expectations of photographic representation.

Accompanying full-colour reproductions, a new essay by Cecilia Järdemar discusses the series' ties to Surrealism, the portraits' power of attraction and the artist's interest in obsolescence.

2007 Softback Publisher: Ridinghouse. ISBN: 9781905464081 Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.75 in. Pages: 56pp £30