John Stezaker has been collecting photographic city views from the 1920s and 30s for 30 years, focusing on subjects photographed by chance. Here, he presents hundreds of mostly stamp-size details, miniatures that hint at the fates and encounters of long-forgotten people caught in urban labyrinths.
Published by Walther König. Foreword by Janneke de Vries. Text by Barry Schwabsky, David Lillington, William Horner.
In the Fumetti series Stezaker continues his work with publicity film portraits. Instead of working with old bromides, however, he takes portraits from film annuals of the 1950s and 1960s and deconstructs perfect hair and makeup to make monstrous hybrids. Fumetti is an Italian comic tradition using photos instead of illustrations.
Published by Rubell Family Collection. Text by Mark Coetzee, Michael Bracewell, Barry Schwabsky.
Combing the aisles of flea markets, used-book stores and postcard vendors, London-based artist John Stezaker filters and selects images that have a strong sense of déjŕ vu--Hollywood film stars of a bygone age, postcards of historical monuments, nature scenes and curiosities. Working with these faded images, he sets up compositions that seem to arbitrarily combine disparate components. Through these obstructions of action and recognition, Stezaker sets the viewer free to investigate the subconscious, the psychological, the philosophical--free from the actual. All of the work collected in this volume--published on the occasion of the artist's first solo exhibition at a public institution in the United States--is drawn exclusively from the internationally renowned Rubell Collection, Miami.
PUBLISHER RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION
BOOK FORMAT Hardback, 7 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / 65 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 7/1/2008 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2008 p. 128
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780978988838TRADE LIST PRICE: $30.00 CDN $35.00
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