Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963)
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Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963)

Untitled (Black Books)

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Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963)
Untitled (Black Books)
signed with the artist's initials and numbered 'RW 6/10' (on the reverse)
black pigmented plastic and steel
11 7/8 x 40 1/8 x 9 ¼in. (30.2 x 101.9 x 23.4cm.)
Executed in 1996-1997, this work is number six from an edition of ten
Provenance
Anne Faggionato Fine Arts, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Exhibited
Helsinki, Helsinki City Art Museum, Dimensions Variable, 1997 - 1999 (another from the edition exhibited). This exhibition later travelled to Stockholm, Royal Academy of Free Arts; Kiev, Soros Foundation; Warsaw, Zacheta Gallery; Chemnitz, Stadische Kunstsammlungen; Prague, Museum of Modern Art; Zagreb, Zagreb Union of Croatian Artists; Darmstadt, Institute Mathildehöhe; Vilnius, Centre of Contemporary Art; Budapest, Museum of Modern Art; Bratislava, Slovak National Gallery and Bucharest, National Theatre Galleries.
Karachi, Hindu Gymkhana, A Changed World, 1997 - 2000 (another from the edition exhibited). This exhibition later travelled to Lahore, the Old Fort; Harare, National Gallery of Zimbabwe; Johannesburg, Johannesburg Art Gallery; Cape Town, South Africa National Gallery; Bulawayo, National gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo; Nicosia, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre and Valletta, St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity.
Taipei, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Field Day Sculpture From Britain, 2001 (another from the edition exhibited).
Edinburgh, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rachel Whiteread, 2001, no. 10 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated in colour, p. 27). This exhibition later travelled to London, Serpentine Gallery.
Cambridge, Jesus College, Sculpture in the Close, 2003 (another from the edition exhibited).
Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rachel Whiteread, 2003. This exhibition later travelled to São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna (another from the edition exhibited).
Schwerin, Staatliches Museum, Rachel Whiteread Plastiken und Zeichnungen, 2005 - 2006 (another from the edition exhibited).
London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, The Third Dimension, 2009 (another from the edition exhibited).
London, Saatchi Gallery, Post Pop: East meets West, 2014 - 2015 (another from the edition exhibited).
Hay-on-Wye, Richard Booth’s Bookshop, Never Judge A Book…, 2016 (another from the edition exhibited).
Sligo, The Model, Ghosts of Other Stories, 2016 (another from the edition exhibited).
Jeddah, Athr Gallery, We Are Not Alone, 2017 (another from the edition exhibited).
Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Gateway: Structures of Meaning / Architectures of Perception, 2018-2019 (another from the edition exhibited).
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

‘Whiteread’s sculpture deals obliquely with social issues, but it is not social history, and making it work in sculptural terms is the principal aim. One can see that she is dependent upon the formal language of the 1960s American minimalist sculpture, and also acknowledges British sculpture of the previous generation.’
– Patrick Elliot

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