Richard Billingham

Untitled [Mother and Cat]

About this artwork

This photograph shows Billingham's mother Liz and her cat. The artist says that his mother "likes pets and things that are decorative." Billingham's photographs show a no-holds-barred representation of his family, where sometimes the pets seem to be the most normal family members. He has denied that there is any political agenda behind his photographs, insisting they are merely loving portrayals of his family.

  • title:
    Untitled [Mother and Cat]
  • accession number:
    GMA 4222
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  • materials:
    Fuji longlife colour photographic print mounted on aluminium
  • date created:
    1995
  • measurements:
    80.00 x 120.00 cm (framed: 80.20 x 120.30 x 3.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1998
  • copyright:
    © The Artist, courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Richard Billingham

Richard Billingham