LOndOn 2O12

Rachel Whiteread (1963 - )

Screenprint

2011

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Japan
    City: Tokyo
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Rachel Whiteread was born in London and studied at Brighton Polytechnic and the Slade School of Art. One of the most established artists of her generation,(labelled by the media ‘YBAs’, Young British Artists), she is known for her sculptures of negative spaces of domestic objects. She was the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993 and in 1997 represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. She has produced several commissions, including ‘Monument’ (2001) for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth in London and ‘Embankment’ (2005–06) at Tate Modern. Her work is represented in international public collections from London to Sydney. Whiteread was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006.
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    Title
    LOndOn 2O12
    Edition
    HDC 2/10
    Date
    2011
    Medium
    Screenprint
    Dimensions
    height: 76.00 cm, width: 60.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, October 2011
    Inscription
    below image, l: LOndOn 2012 ; below image, r: R. Whiteread 2011 HDC 2/10
    Provenance
    London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (gift)
    GAC number
    18422/6