Richard Billingham - HEATWAVE: Online Auction London Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1996

  • Exhibited

    Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Wounds: Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art, 14 February - 19 April 1998, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Birmingham, Ikon Gallery; Dublin, Douglas Hyde Gallery; Brno House of Arts; Gothenburg, Hasselblad Center, Richard Billingham, 7 June 2000 - 10 June 2001, p. 29 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Milan, Castello di Rivoli, Quotidiana: Immagini della vita di ogni giorno nell'arte del xx secolo, 5 February - 21 May 2000 pp. 60, 232 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 60)
    London, The Saatchi Gallery, I Am a Camera, 18 January - 25 March 2001, no. 29 (illustrated)
    Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Comer o no comer: o las relaciones del arte con la comida en el siglo XX, no. 57, pp. 57, 69 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 57)
    Liverpool, Tate, Making history: art and documentary in Britain from 1929 to now, 3 February - 23 April 2006, pp. 88, 96 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 88)
    London, Saatchi Gallery, Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire, 28 September 2018 - 23 February 2019, pp. 12-15 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘I had always been somewhat embarrassed about the state of my family … I think I've been taking pictures of my close family not just as reference for paintings but also as an attempt to comprehend myself and them more fully.’ - Richard Billingham, May 1996.

    A tender image from Richard Billingham’s Ray’s a Laugh series, the renowned artist’s body of evocative photographs documents the relationship and interactions of his close family members at home in their Black Country flat. Offering an honest and powerful portrayal of complex familial dynamics, Billingham focuses predominantly on the relationship between his mother and father. Scrupulous and sincere in the presentation of his homelife, works by Billingham were included in Charles Saatchi’s pivotal 1997 exhibition Sensation, which featured key works by YBA artists and changed the scope of the international contemporary art scene.


Untitled (NRAL 13)

signed, numbered and dated 'Richard Billingham 1/5 1996' on the reverse
SFA4 colour photograph on aluminium
105 x 158 cm (41 3/8 x 62 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1996, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof.

£1,000 - 2,000 ♠†

Sold for £2,250

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