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film, super 8 colour, 32 minutes
21.8 × 23.4 × 2.6 cm (box) 21.6 × 23.2 × 2.4 cm (cannister)
inscribed in black fibre-tipped pen on front of box: "PORTRAIT" / R. LARTER. / 1975-76 / 18 f.p.s.
inscribed in black fibre-tipped pen on back of box: "PORTRAIT / 1975-76 18 f.p.s. / Richard / Larter
inscribed in black fibre-tipped pen on back and front of film cannister: "PORTRAIT" / 1975-76 fps. / R. LARTER.
Accession Number
Australian Multimedia
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1977
© Richard Larter/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Gallery location
Not on display
After relocating to Australia with his wife Patricia and young family, Richard Larter came to prominence during the 1960s with his colourful and confronting Brit-Pop works. Toying with pattern and colour, and elements of abstraction, figuration and portraiture, Larter’s work is concerned with the expression of sexuality, censorship and the influence of political events on private and public life.

Throughout Larter’s career, Pat acted as his muse, model and collaborator. During the late 1960s and 1970s the pair worked together on the production of audio, film and video works, in which Pat often featured as a performer.