Sunday, 30 January 2011

John Stezaker print Untitled 2011 available from Whitechapel Gallery

Digital pigment print (Giclée)
Paper stock: Somerset Enhanced Velvet 255gsm
388 x 318mm
Edition of 150 + 5 artist proofs, signed and numbered by the artist
£230 (Members £207)
Newly released from the Whitechapel Gallery, a rare opportunity to own a Stezaker print, get it here.
Artist Information
John Stezaker engages with the ceaseless flow of images that has been a consequence of mechanical reproduction, mass media and popular culture.  This limited edition, created specially for the Whitechapel Gallery takes a vintage film still as a point of departure. By subtly cropping the portrait of an alluring cinema starlet, Stezaker focuses the viewer’s attention on the threshold of sight and blindness. With minimal intervention, he reconfigures the vintage film still and offers it up to a new reading.
John has been a highly influential figure in the British art scene. He has taught some of Britain’s leading artists and has exhibited widely across the UK and Europe from the early 1970s to today, as well as contributing his writings to several publications. Juxtaposing disparate sources, his work creates compelling new images.
There is also a catalogue for the exhibition published in association with Ridinghouse, get that here.
With over 120 illustrations, this monograph presents the first overview of John Stezaker's work on paper from the 1970s onwards, featuring his found images, collages, image fragments and a selection from The 3rd Person Archive. Essays by Dawn Ades and Michael Bracewell, as well as a conversation between the artist and curators Daniel F. Herrmann and Christophe Gallois, place Stezaker's work in a historical context and analyse his methodology and practice.

ISBN 978–1– 90546–433–3, softback, 224pp, 100 colour illustrations, 27 x 22.5 cm, co-published by the Whitechapel Gallery and Ridinghouse. 
This catalogue is available in the Whitechapel Gallery bookshop for the duration of the exhibition for the special exhibition price of £20.00 (Members' price £18.00). 

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