John Stezaker
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John Stezaker (born 1949), is an English conceptual artist. He was among the first wave of British conceptual artists to react against the predominance of Pop art in the 60s. His work is surreal in tone and is often made using collage and the appropriation of pre-existing images such as postcards, film stills, and publicity photographs. One of his work included an image of a punch clock together with the caption "Why Spend Time On An Exhibition Like This?" Through his work, John Stezaker re-assesses the various roles of the photographic image: as documentation of truth, purveyor of memory, and symbol of modern culture. Through his elegant juxtapositions, Stezaker adopts the content and contexts of the original images to convey his own witty and poignant meanings.

Artist images


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Artist external links


http://www.theapproach.co.uk/artists/stezaker/
http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/john-stezaker
http://www.petzel.com/artists/john-stezaker/

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