posters and photos Richter Cycle: Youth Portrait
title: Youth Portrait (Jugendbildnis)
1988. Oil on Canvas
72.5 cm X 62 cm
Youth Portrait is derived from a photo of Ulrike Meinhof that had been mistakenly identified by Richter and others as a youth “glamour” photo of Meinhof. According Robert Storr’s MOMA book about the exhibit, Meinhof’s former husband Klaus Rainer Röhl indicates that the photo was actually a publicity photo taken in anticipation of the 1970 release of her telefilm “Bambule,” when Meinhof was 36 years old.