“There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph,” eclectic artist Robert Heinecken once said. The artist spent his 40-year career proving this statement to be true.
Though Heinecken was best known as a photographer, he rarely picked up a camera. Instead, the artist used photograms to catch his desired images, creating a unique and complex artistic narrative. This volume archives Heinecken’s massive collection of photograms as the artist looks back at the greed, decadence and narcissism that inhabited life within the 1980s. With an introduction written by the MoCP’s own Rod Slemmons, this retrospective speaks to Heinecken’s envelope-pushing photo practices and to why some of the best artistic work is often unflinching, enigmatic and rebellious.