Robert Heinecken

by Heinecken, Robert, 1931-2006.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q TR647.H443 2012x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Oversize
Call Number  q TR647.H443 2012x
Copywork will feature a full portfolio of one of the artist's best-known works: the Are You Rea series (1964-1968). This series began as photograms of magazines and newspapers that were subsequently made into gelatin silver prints, and finally became an edition of lithographs. Are You Rea demonstrates Heinecken's obsessive urge to process the same images in a multitude of ways, and directly addresses the artist's affinity with Dadaism and Surrealism. The word real in an advertisement becomes the truncated rea in the photogram, and is intentionally pronounced ray to reference Man Ray's rayographs. Each lithograph is revelatory in its juxtapositions of both copy and imagery from American advertising, exposing the mass media's role in subconscious suggestion and promotion of capitalist consumption (sex, food, physical beauty). Heinecken considered pictures to represent manufactured experience, and wanted to expose the complicity in seemingly casual, everyday media imagery. In addition to Are You Rea, the exhibition will showcase two iconic Polaroid works: Tuxedo Striptease (1984) and a selection from Heinecken's Lessons in Posing series (1981-1982). Also on view will be lithographic film works, magazines, inkjet print reliefs, and standing figures and cut outs, terms that Heinecken employed to identify his life-size collaged figures of women, men, objects and animals juxtaposed into uncanny relationships.
Additional Information
Subjects Heinecken, Robert, -- 1931-2006 -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Photomontage -- Exhibitions.
Photography of the nude -- Exhibitions.
Publisher London : Santa Monica, CA :Ridinghouse ;2012
Distributed in the US by RAM Publications,
Contributors Moore, Kevin D., 1964-
Cherry and Martin.
Marc Selwyn Fine Art.
Friedrich Petzel Gallery.
Language English
Notes Includes fold-out pages.
Catalog of exhibitions held at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, Feb. 19-Mar. 26, 2011, at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, Feb. 18-Apr. 9, 2011, and at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, Nov. 10-Dec. 22, 2011.
Description 192 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
ISBN 9781905464470 (hardcover)
1905464479 (hardcover)
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