Gallery Min, Tokyo

Robert Heinecken
Selected Works 1966-1986

First printing of this very uncommon exhibition catalog for a show of Robert Heinecken’s work at Gallery Min in Tokyo, 1986. Illustrated throughout with many fine examples of Heinecken’s various bodies of works with numerous colour and some black and white photographs, accompanied by an introductory text (in Japanese and English) by Mark Johnstone.

Designed by Hideyuki Taguchi and printed in Japan.

“Heinecken transformed the possibilities of the medium and had a profound impact on many photography-based artists who studied with him. Influenced by Dada and Surrealism, especially Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and John Heartfield, Heinecken worked with numerous photographic techniques and materials, oftentimes combining them with various printmaking processes. In addition, to offset lithography and etching, he made use of film transparencies, photographic emulsion on canvas, gelatin silver prints mounted to wood (e.g., “Multiple Solution Puzzle” Series), Polaroid materials, mixed media collage and photograms (e.g., ARE YOU REA and Recto/Verso Series).”

Robert Heinecken (1931 – 2006) was an American artist who referred to himself as a “paraphotographer” because he so often made photographic images without a camera. In 1962, he founded the photography program at UCLA. He taught there until 1991. In 1964 he helped found the Society for Photographic Education, an organization of college-level teachers. He also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where his second wife, Joyce Neimanas, was on faculty. They split their time between the two cities for several years before they moved to New Mexico in 2004. During his life he was mainly shown in traditional photography galleries, but two contemporary art galleries in L.A. began staging exhibitions of his work after his death: Marc Selwyn Fine Art and Cherry and Martin. Curators like Eva Respini at the Museum of Modern Art now place his work in a conceptual art lineage, associating him with Pictures Generations artists such as Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari and Richard Prince.

* Condition: Very Good-Fine (tight, clean copy throughout) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

Description
Robert Heinecken - Selected Works 1966-1986 (1986)
Product Options
#OptionPriceStock
1-$120.001
Shipping
Shipping Rate: B
Order Robert Heinecken - Selected Works 1966-1986 (1986) - @ $120.00
MORE...
Divola-coverDivola-spread

John Divola

Published on the occasion of Los Angeles artist John Divola’s solo show at Gallery Min, Tokyo, June 13 – July 7, 1987, this very uncommon Japanese book features reproductions of many of his famous photographic works, including a large portion dedicated to his “Zuma” series of works. Includes an introductory essay by Mark Johnstone (in Japanese and English), a brief biography, exhibition history and bibliography (in English).

Designed by Hideyuki Taguchi and printed in Japan.

John Divola (born 1949, Los Angeles) is a contemporary visual artist. He currently lives and works in Riverside, CA. Divola works in photography, describing himself as exploring the landscape by looking for the edge between the abstract and the specific.

In “Zuma” project, he has described being interested in the relation between real artworks and representations of them, and the issues of the natural and the artificial. Divola said “I attempted … to develop a practice in which there could be no distinction between the document and the original.” In his series of photographs from 1977, he used deserted houses on Zuma Beach and covered their walls in graffiti photograph the ocean from the house’s interior through windows and cracks. Divola states: “On initially arriving I would move through the house looking for areas or situations to photograph. If nothing seemed to interest me I would move things around or do some spray painting. The painting was done in much the same way that one might doodle on a piece of paper. At that point I would return to the camera and explore what ever new potentials existed.” These cyclical images skillfully juxtapose romantic skies and sunsets with a seaside structure that, frame by frame, deteriorates into ruin as it is vandalized by the artist and others who eventually set it on fire”. Divola works trace a schematic desire for escape, movement and transcendence.

“My acts, my painting, my photographing, my considering, are part of, not separate from, this process of evolution and change. These photographs are not so much about this process as they are remnants from it. My participation was not so much one of intellectual consideration as one of visceral involvement.” John Divola, 1980.

* Condition: Very Good (a tight, clean copy) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

Description
John Divola (1987)
Product Options
#OptionPriceStock
1-$120.001
Shipping
Shipping Rate: B
Order John Divola (1987) - @ $120.00
MORE...