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Collection Philip Aarons, New York. © 2014 The Robert Heinecken Trust.

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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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Robert Heinecken: Mr. President... Mr. President...Rhona Hoffman Gallery
2016
Ordinary PicturesWalker Art Center
2014
Robert Heinecken: Object MatterHammer Museum
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Periodical #5, 1971

Offset lithography on found magazine.
12 1/4 × 9 in
31.1 × 22.9 cm
Location
Los Angeles
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Medium
Image rights
Collection Philip Aarons, New York. © 2014 The Robert Heinecken Trust.

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Robert Heinecken: Object Matter
Other works by Robert Heinecken
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