Richard Billingham

Untitled [Father and Dog]

About this artwork

This photograph shows Billingham's father Ray, whom the artist describes as 'a chronic alcoholic. He doesn't like going outside and mostly drinks home brew.' Billingham's pictures of his family are funny but also poignant and slightly alarming. He photographs his parents and younger brother sitting about at home, eating, drinking and doing nothing. In so doing, he presents a portrait of his family at their best and worst.

  • title:
    Untitled [Father and Dog]
  • accession number:
    GMA 4223
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  • materials:
    Fuji longlife colour photographic print mounted on aluminium
  • date created:
    1995
  • measurements:
    (framed: 80.00 x 120.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1998
  • copyright:
    © The Artist, courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Richard Billingham

Richard Billingham