Who was bidding on Picasso's 1932 painting of Marie-Thérèse Walter?
Playing the role of "a well-meaning older person," Heffernan has created a suite of paintings that fantasize a world that is meant to help furnish the dorm room of a young man's inner world.
When a Facebook user uploads photos to his or her profile, they are asked the check a box certifying that the image is not pornographic. For visual artists, this is where things get murky.
A powerful spectre, his ideas have retained their power better than Mao's. He knew that in 2010, China would have McDonalds, and that art would be made in factories.