collage on paper
sheet: 20.5 by 26 cm. 8 by 10¼ in.
frame: 39.5 by 54 cm. 15½ by 21¼ in.
Executed in 2006.
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This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the backing board in several places. All collaged elements are stable. Close inspection reveals a few creases, nicks and dog ears, all of which are in keeping with the artists choice of media and working process.
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The Approach, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006
London, The Approach, John Stezaker, November - December 2006
London, Saatchi Gallery, Out of Focus: Photography, September - November 2012, n.p. (text)
London, Saatchi Gallery, Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire, September 2018 - February 2019, p. 85, illustrated in colour
David Campany, Photography and Cinema, London 2008, illustrated in colour (cover)