How 12 Artists Are Proving that a Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
Varying dimensions from 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm) to 11 1/8 x 8 in. (28.3 x 20.3 cm) or the reverse
Signature: Each signed, dated and variously numbered in pencil on the verso. One additionally signed, dated twice and annotated in pencil on the mount.
The Museum of Modern Art, Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, pp. 50, 51, 53, 56, 59
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Robert Heinecken: Photographist, pl. 19, 28, 36, 42
Acquired directly from the artist or Joyce Neimanas, 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