Betty, Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter
Betty
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Gerhard Richter

Betty, 1991


Blatt
971 x 662 mm
Physical Description
Offset print mounted on light cardboard
Inventory Number
DB111 D
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

‘Betty’ is one of the best-known subjects in Gerhard Richter’s oeuvre. The portrait of his daughter is not directed towards the viewer, for she has turned round to gaze at the background, where one of Richter’s grey paintings of the 1970s seems to be on display. Richter has translated a photograph into a painting and then made it reproducible again with the offset printing method. In an act comparable to that of a photographer who elevates a detail taken from reality to the status of a picture, the artist chose the motif from his ‘Atlas’, a pool of images he had been assembling since 1962.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Betty (Original Title)
Artist
Serial Number / Edition
15 / 25
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Offset print mounted on light cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Verso bezeichnet unten mit Tusche in Schwarz: Richter, 1991 / 15/25
Work Catalogues
  • Butin 63
  • Butin/Gronert 75

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Gerhard Richter
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

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31.01.2019