Thursday 5 July 2012

John Stezaker print at Counter - Recto/Verso (2012)

Recto/Verso (2012) is a new print by John Stezaker, just released by Counter editions.

Normal price is £420, but you can get it for £350 if you enter the promotional code STEZ20. Get yours here.

  • Edition of 100
  • Photo-lithograph on 300gsm Somerset paper. Produced by Paupers Press, London.
  • 61 x 51cm (24 x 20in)
  • Signed, numbered and dated by the artist on the reverse
John Stezaker intervenes with found images - typically old film stills, vintage postcards, or Hollywood headshots - by excising critical parts of the composition or by juxtaposing two seemingly unrelated images. His concise alterations have surprising surreal effect and psychological force.

John Stezaker has created the limited edition print, 'Recto/Verso' (2012) exclusively for Counter Editions. The image arose from Stezaker's early 'Dark Star' series of silhouettes cut out from mid-century actor's portraits. The layered profiles confound a straightforward reading of presence and absence. The overlaying of male and female profiles, of colour and shadow, of empty flatness and carefully modelled detail, gives rise to sensations of nostalgia, romanticism, and perhaps of voyeurism. In a world saturated by images, Stezaker's manipulations create space both physically and metaphorically for alternative interpretations, for exploring the seams and fissures of the visual world.

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