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Robert Heinecken (American, 1931- )

Robert Heinecken, a native of Denver, Colorado, studied printmaking at UCLA, where he received bachelor and master's degree. Combining printmaking, drawing, and sculpture with photography, Heinecken used photography's "illusion of reality" to address issues related to the popular media, consumerism, common sexual concerns of the 1960s, and the Vietnam War. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp and John Heartfield, his collages juxtaposing disparate photographs from fashion and popular magazines made extraordinary, satirical statements about the values of contemporary society and the messages being pumped-out to the masses.
- Sarah Dawson

Selected Bibliography
Enyeart, James. Heinecken. San Francisco: Friends of Photography, 1980.

Johnson, Brooks. Photography Speaks. Norfolk, Va: Chrysler Museum, 1989.

Lippard, Lucy. Pop Art. London: Thames and Hudson, 1966.


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