posters and photos Richter Cycle: Youth Portrait

title: Youth Portrait (Jugendbildnis)

1988. Oil on Canvas
72.5 cm X 62 cm

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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.

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