Los Angeles: Robert Heinecken, 1968. Heinecken, Robert F. First edition. Folio, 2 loose text pages, plus 25 photo-lithographic plates. Housed in a thick handmade stock four-point folder. Fine. Item #53017
Robert Heinecken, 1931 - 2006, was a trained printmaker who used photography to explore the formal content, as well as social aspects, of the popular print medium. In this, his first printed work, he examined hundreds of fashion and popular magazines on the light-table, revealing the composite image formed from opposite or back-to-back pages. He then used these pages as negatives to directly expose a photo-lithographic plate. The resulting tonally reversed image is a montage of pictures and words that are both visually complex and a disturbing reflection of society's values.
Limited to 500 numbered and SIGNED copies.