The Doppelganger

Willats, Stephen

An English conceptual artist and sculptor for whom the making of art is a social practice. Stephen Willats was born in London and studied at Ealing School of Art in 1962-3. During the 1960s Willats became a pioneer of conceptual art. His multi-media works often involve creative social projects.  For Willats, the making of art is a social practice, concerned with the effects the structure of modern urban society has on the individual. The Doppelganger, in which a City worker is by night transformed into a skinhead, is one of a series of works made by Willats in 1984, exploring the night-time world of alternative cultures. This work was bought with the aid of a contribution from the LACF in 1988.

Photographic print, mixed media

Willats

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