A new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art examines the ever blurring lines between advertising and art photography, and how the two worlds have influenced each other
“One of the things that originally interested me in this topic was the way that contemporary artists absorbed commercial tendencies for their own work,” she tells me. “Scrolling through Instagram when they first put up advertisements, I was struck that it was at times difficult to differentiate between the two – art photographs and advertisements.
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Robert Heinecken, Recto/Verso #7: Strong Teeth Make Good Art
Top: Jo Ann Callis, Untitled (Jayne Mansfield) #8 from the series Cheap Thrills and Forbidden Pleasures, 1993; Above: Robert Heinecken, Recto/Verso #7: Strong Teeth Make Good Art, Anne Tucker, 1988