Monument

2001
Resin, Plaster
90 x 52 x 25 cm
Edition of 2
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About The Artist

The first monumental sculpture that brought Rachel Whiteread recognition was Ghost, 1990, a plaster cast of the interior space of an ordinary room, shown at the Chisenhale Gallery, London. Details of the fireplace with its gas fire, door and window impressions and traces of wallpaper and flakes of colour from the paintwork held the memory of the place. From this Whiteread developed a practice that concentrated on negative space and gave concrete materiality to overlooked objects from the everyday. Using plaster, resin, rubber and plastics Whiteread gave familiar objects a quiet, subtle and poetic romanticism through their monochromatic presentation.

Rachel Whiteread

Born: 1963

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