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Venus Mirrored, 1968

Layers of lithographic film transparencies between plexiglas with a wood grain laminated permeter binding
4 1/2 × 3 3/5 × 1 in
11.4 × 9.1 × 2.5 cm
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Robert Heinecken devoted his artistic career to questioning not only the role of the photographer, …

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Robert Heinecken devoted his artistic career to questioning not only the role of the photographer, but also of the boundaries placed on the medium itself. In turn, he explored the role of the modern artist, creating a legacy that is often discussed more in terms of conceptual art and less in terms of photography. In …

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Robert Heinecken
American, 1931–2006
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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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Robert Heinecken devoted his artistic career to questioning not only the role of the photographer, …

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Robert Heinecken devoted his artistic career to questioning not only the role of the photographer, but also of the boundaries placed on the medium itself. In turn, he explored the role of the modern artist, creating a legacy that is often discussed more in terms of conceptual art and less in terms of photography. In …

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Robert Heinecken
American, 1931–2006
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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.

Venus Mirrored, 1968

Layers of lithographic film transparencies between plexiglas with a wood grain laminated permeter binding
4 1/2 × 3 3/5 × 1 in
11.4 × 9.1 × 2.5 cm
Bidding closed
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