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Connie Chung

A work made of jetgraph print, from series "untitled newswomen (joan lunden, jane pauley, connie chung, and diane sawyer)".

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  • A work made of jetgraph print, from series "untitled newswomen (joan lunden, jane pauley, connie chung, and diane sawyer)".

Date:

1986

Artist:

Robert Heinecken
American, 1931–2006

About this artwork

Robert Heinecken built a career out of irreverent, often shocking, images skewering contemporary issues from the Vietnam War to pornography to the omnipresence of mass media. Although photography was central to his practice, he rarely used a camera to make his pictures, relying instead upon the appropriation of existing images. Here, he made a cumulative portrait of the newscaster Connie Chung by taping a sheet of photographic paper to a television set placed in a pitch-black room and turning the TV on for several seconds; that image was later scanned and produced as a digital print. The resulting picture, pixelated and blurred, evokes the predictable conventions of the evening news and the mediating power of television.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Robert Heinecken

Title

Connie Chung

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1986

Medium

Jetgraph print, from series "Untitled Newswomen (Joan Lunden, Jane Pauley, Connie Chung, and Diane Sawyer)"

Dimensions

55.7 × 66 cm (21 3/4 × 25 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Photography Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1987.240.3

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