John Stezaker


A comprehensive group of these mid- to large-scale silkscreens (1977–94) are brought together here for the first time. They include manipulated imagery of kissing couples, disembodied men and woman, floating baby-heads as well as 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 practice. Over 80 images are accompanied by an essay Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, the first text to discuss the artist's silkscreens as a whole body of work.

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition John Stezaker: Silkscreens, at Capitain Petzel, Berlin, September 18 - October 30, 2010

The publication contains the essay “The Trembling of the Veil: Stezaker’s Screenprints” by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, 2010 Hardback Publisher: Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York; and The Approach, London in association with Ridinghouse. ISBN: 9781905464340 Dimensions: 28.5 x 23 cm Pages: 142pp £32