Exhibitions/ Art Object

Connie Chung

Artist:
Robert Heinecken (American, 1931–2006)
Date:
1986
Medium:
Inkjet print
Dimensions:
55.5 x 66.0 cm. (21 7/8 x 26 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Charina Foundation Inc. Gift, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.1192
Rights and Reproduction:
© Robert Heinecken
Not on view
This dreamlike image of the well-known news anchor is a digitally scanned and printed reinterpretation of a cameraless photograph that the artist made by placing photographic paper directly against the television screen and turning the set on for a few seconds. Heinecken has long explored the ways in which the world is transformed by photography and the popular media. Here he presents a multilayered work that simultaneously relates to the earliest photographic experiments made without a camera, to the omnipresent medium of television, and, by its visible pixelation, to our increasingly computerized world.
Robert Heinechen

Permanent inks sprayed by Fujix 3000 according to a digitized scanning of a photogram made by the artist from the intermittent signal on a television screen.
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