Robert Heinecken: Object Matter
From the ’60s until 1997, when Alzheimer’s cut short his career, the artist Robert Heinecken turned found images—especially those from advertisements and magazines—into wickedly funny sculptures, collages, cut-outs, and other forms of appropriation chic (or is it cheek?). Over the years, his favorite subject remained the human body, and the ways it was marketed to the masses. So just imagine what he could’ve accomplished in the age of the selfie.
“Robert Heinecken: Object Matter” is on view through June 22, 2014, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd Street.