First edition, first and only printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers (published only in wraps). 66 pp., spiral-bound, with 8 four-color reproductions (of SX-70 color prints). Photographs and writings (began in 1974) by Robert Heinecken. 5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches. Out of print. Scarce.
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Book Description R. Heinecken. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0918914108 Very Good in spiral-bound oblong card-covers. SIGNED by the photographer on title page. Minor rubbing to covers including a n abrasion top edge front cover but interior is immaculate. 8 images - lots of text. Artist's book. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1007635
Book Description A Chicago Book, Chicago, IL, 1980. Spiral Bound Wrappers. Book Condition: Good -. First Edition. np (72pp), 8 color illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "He: / She:" is the late, great Robert Heinecken's charming spiral bound artist's book comprised of his Polaroid SX-70 reproductions of images of young, attractive couples accompanied by constructed flirtatious narratives. It is interesting to note that this was produced while Heinecken was teaching in Chicago in the early eighties, as it bears strong parallels to the charged gender-politics fueling the contemporary work of influential Windy City playwright David Mamet. An internally most handsome example (cited on page 37 of "From Fair to Fine 2" and page 24 of "From Fair to Fine 3") additionally SIGNED "Robert Heinecken" in black ink on the title page whose front cover unfortunately shows a fair amount of surface paper loss in addition to having been detached from the binding and subsequently repaired. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Signed by the Photographer. Artist's Book. Bookseller Inventory # 019569
Book Description Robert Heinecken (Self-published), A Chicago Book, Chicago, 1980. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. First edition, first and only printing. Limited edition of 15 copies, signed, titled and dated on the first page by Heinecken, with 10 internal dye diffusion transfer prints (Polaroid SX-70) and offset lithography. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers. 66 pp., spiral-bound, in cloth slipcase (also signed, titled and numbered in black ink on front side by Heinecken). Photographs and writings (began in 1974) by Robert Heinecken. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches. Very rare special edition created by Heinecken. As New (from the artist's archive). Robert Heinecken is one of the most innovative and influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. He was a pioneer of postmodern photographic practices, and his work anticipated the Pictures Generation artists of the 1970s and 1980s who practiced the appropriation of images from advertising and the media. A self-described "para-photographer," Heinecken was always challenging the conventions of the then-accepted "canon" of photography. He transformed the possibilities of the medium, and had a profound impact on many photography-based artists who studied with him.Influenced by Dada and Surrealism, especially Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and John Heartfield, Heinecken worked with numerous photographic techniques and materials, oftentimes combining them with various printmaking processes. In addition to offset lithography and etching, he made use of film transparencies, photographic emulsion on canvas, gelatin silver prints mounted to wood (e.g., "Multiple Solution Puzzle" Series), Polaroid materials, mixed media collage and photograms (e.g., ARE YOU REA and Recto/Verso Series).His source materials included popular "lifestyle" magazines, advertising, images taken directly from television screens, pornography and news photographs. Through his ground-breaking works, Heinecken transformed American notions of consumerism, war, eroticism and mass media.From Robert Heinecken (in the mid-1960s): "We constantly tend to misuse or misunderstand the term reality in reference to photographs. The photograph itself is the only thing that is real, that exists. (There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.)."An excerpt from a text written by Carl Chiarenza (in 1976): "He uses existing photographs. and their reproductions because they have littered the world and our minds with unlimited examples of every conceivable image of truth, beauty, banality, eroticism, brutality, pornography, consumerism, political idea, personality, idol, and ideal. Indeed one is hard put to name anything that has not been replaced by a photographically derived image. His recycling of these images makes this astounding point before making any other. Heinecken knows the photograph is not real. He also knows that most of us still believe it is. The camera eye is lusty and insatiable, a perfect match for Heinecken's eye."Robert Heinecken was born in 1931 in Denver, Colorado and in 1942 his family relocated to Riverside, California. After serving in the US Marine Corps, he earned a BA in 1959 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he continued his studies, specializing in printmaking and graduating with an MFA in 1960. He founded the graduate program for photography at UCLA in 1964, where he taught until 1991. Heinecken died at age 74 in 2006 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 110760