John Stezaker

Text by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2010 in association with Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York and The Approach, London.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 34 0

Dimensions: 28.6 × 23.1 cm | 11 1/4 x 9 1/8 in

Pages: 144 pp, 85 colour ill

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.