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Rachel Whiteread, b.1963

Demolished printportfolio1996

In ‘Demolished’ Rachel Whiteread considers the socio-economic changes in Thatcher’s Britain and their impact on the number of homeless people in London. The demolished documents focus on the destruction of tower blocks in three different housing estates in Hackney, East London, between 1993 and 1995. These prints continue an examination of the themes underlying Whiteread’s celebrated work ‘House’, 1993, a concrete cast of the space inside a terraced house scheduled for demolition in Bow, East London, which came to stand as a monument to a lost community, destroyed by increasing gentrification.

MediumDuo-tone screenprint
Dimensions48.5 x 74 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Loan, Weltkunst Foundation, 1994
EditionEdition 19/35
Item NumberL.1241 LW
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Rachel Whiteread, Demolished printportfolio, 1996, Duo-tone screenprint, 48.5 x 74 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Loan, Weltkunst Foundation, 1994

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About the Artist

Rachel Whiteread b.1963

English artist Rachel Whiteread (born 1963) studied painting at Brighton Polytechnic and sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art. Working with traditional casting methods and materials such as plaster, resin and rubber, Whiteread is best known for her evocative sculptures of the negative space defined by a building or domestic object. Whiteread received the Turner Prize in 1993. She has exhibited extensively at venues including Tate Modern; the Serpentine Gallery, London; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. — View Artist »