Heinecken. Edited by James Enyeart. With Contributions by Marvin Bell, Carl Chiarenza, Candida Finkel, Charles Hagen, William Jenkins and John Upton. The Friends of Photography in Association with Light Gallery, Carmel and New York, 1980. 158 pp. Published in an edition of 2000 SIGNED and numbered copies. Oblong quarto. Black cloth with title embossed on front cover. No jacket as issued. Black-and-white and color reproductions.
From Andy Grundberg's May 22, 2006 New York Times Obituary:
" "Heinecken's most influential body of work was his 1966-67 series 'Are You Rea,' consisting of images that superimposed advertising and feature photographs found in large-circulation magazines, often to sarcastic effect. To combine the images, he treated each page like a photographic negative, shining a light through to expose both sides at once.
"For his source material, Mr. Heinecken also turned to pornographic magazines, mail-order negatives of nude "art studies," product packaging and television commercials. He subjected these "found images" to a variety of transformations involving methods and materials like lithography, etching, cameraless direct-exposure photograms and photo emulsion applied to canvas. He was capable of a wide range of aesthetic effects, from the delicately beautiful to the deliberately jarring."
"The influx of printed promotional material and its combined form, provides the visual stimulus and substance of this series....These images existed simultaneously on the front and back of individual magazine and newspaper pages, and are reproduced directly. The selection of the pages is based on my assumption that they are visually stimulating and they they seem to reveal ironic or significant cultural conditions, much in the same way that some contemporary documentary photographers are doing."--Robert Heinecken
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