How 12 Artists Are Proving that a Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
Varying dimensions from 8 5/8 x 8 in. (21.9 x 20.3 cm) to 10 3/4 x 9 in. (27.3 x 22.9 cm)
Signature: Each signed, titled, dated, numbered sequentially 1-12, numbered 46/50 and copyright notation in ink on the verso; each numbered sequentially 1-12 in pencil on the mat interior. Numbered 46/50 in pencil on the colophon. Each print individually matted with accompanying essay text on semi-translucent sheet. Issued with Are You Rea (Los Angeles: self-published, 1968), a portfolio of twenty-five lithographs.
The Museum of Modern Art, Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, pp. 50-59, 134-139
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Robert Heinecken: Photographist, pl. 19-44 71-73
Acquired directly from the artist, 2006
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.
American, 1931-2006, Denver, Colorado, based in Los Angeles, California