Robert Heinecken
American, 1931-2006
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Group Exhibition: 40 Years Part 2: Gender. Race. Identity.,
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Ordinary Pictures,
Walker Art Center
Robert Heinecken: Object Matter,
Hammer Museum

Over five decades, Robert Heinecken's work as an artist and teacher radically expanded the reach of photography. A precursor to appropriation artists of the 1980s, Heinecken is known for series like the influential "Are You Rea" (1966-67), in which he used magazine pages placed on light tables to create unexpected juxtapositions of advertising and feature photography. Deemed a "para-photographer" for his unconventional processes and irreverent attitude, Heinecken typically worked from found images, transforming them through methods like lithography, etching, and direct-exposure photograms.

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