Exhibition: GETTY MUSEUM EXPLORES ARTISTIC RESPONSES TO JOURNALISM IN BREAKING NEWS: TURNING THE LENS ON MASS MEDIA


December 20, 2016 - April 30, 2017

© Robert Heinecken (American, 1931–2006) A Case Study in Finding an Appropriate TV Newswoman (A CBS Docudrama in Words and Pictures) (detail), 1984. Dye bleach prints. Framed: 112.4 X 108 cm (44 1/4 X 42 1/2 in.) Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Partial purchase through The Board of Overseers Acquisition Fund and Partial Gift of Marc Selwyn © The Robert Heinecken Trust

© Robert Heinecken (American, 1931–2006) A Case Study in Finding an Appropriate TV Newswoman (A CBS Docudrama in Words and Pictures) (detail), 1984. Dye bleach prints. Framed: 112.4 X 108 cm (44 1/4 X 42 1/2 in.) Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Partial purchase through The Board of Overseers Acquisition Fund and Partial Gift of Marc Selwyn © The Robert Heinecken Trust

Beginning in the 1960s, artists increasingly turned to news media—both printed and televised—as a rich source of inspiration. Breaking News presents work by artists who have employed appropriation, juxtaposition, and mimicry, among other means, to create photographs and videos that effectively comment on the role of the news media in determining the meaning of images.

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