Recto/Verso by Robert Heinecken. First edition (2006). First impression. Large format hardback in as new condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
This book is the latest attempt to grasp the magnitude of the monumental archive of photograms that Robert Heinecken created during the past 40 years. He offers a look back at the 1980s. Where decadence and narcissism inhabit the same space as spirituality and family values. Though the patinas of these color photograms speak of that generation, their revelations are contemporary in their incisiveness.
So, by looking at the history of the photograms. Beginning with Henry Fox Talbot’s ‘photogenic drawings’ and Man Ray’s ‘Rayographs’. Heinecken must be viewed as the most rebellious practitioner. Unflinching, enigmatic and also alert. Heinecken has had exhibitions in the United States, Europe as well as Asia. His work is also included in many major collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; LA County Museum of Art; and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson.
Recto/Verso is printed in a first edition of 1,000 casebound copies. Also with an introduction by Rod Slemmons, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.
Robert Heinecken was born in Denver, Colorado on October 29, 1931. He then began his education at Riverside Junior College in Riverside, California (1949-1951). He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1953-1957, and went on to study art at the University of California, Los Angeles. Here, he completed a BA (1959) and then an MA (1960). In 1964 he founded the graduate program for photography at UCLA, he then retired from the institution in 1991.
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