Rachel Whiteread, ‘Gold Leaf’, 2012, Sculpture, Bronze and gold leaf, Whitechapel Gallery Benefit Auction
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Rachel Whiteread

Gold Leaf, 2012

Bronze and gold leaf
5 1/2 × 3 7/10 × 1 in
14 × 9.5 × 2.5 cm
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Whitechapel Gallery Benefit Auction

Gold Leaf (2012) is a limited edition work created as part of Rachel Whiteread’s commission Tree of …

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Rachel Whiteread
British, b. 1963
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Rachel Whiteread became the first woman to receive the Turner Prize with her sculpture House (1993), a replica of the interior of a condemned London house created by filling a house with concrete and stripping away the mold. Her sculptures examine the negative space surrounding or contained by objects, such as casts of the area beneath chairs, suggesting how human contact becomes embedded in our environment. Referencing Minimalism, her drawings often incorporate graph paper. Whiteread won the prestigious commission to design Vienna's Holocaust memorial and was part of the 1997 Young British Artists "Sensation" exhibit.

Rachel Whiteread, ‘Gold Leaf’, 2012, Sculpture, Bronze and gold leaf, Whitechapel Gallery Benefit Auction
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Whitechapel Gallery Benefit Auction

Gold Leaf (2012) is a limited edition work created as part of Rachel Whiteread’s commission Tree of Life (2012) for the Whitechapel Gallery façade, unveiled on the occasion of the London 2012 Festival.

Original plans show that the Whitechapel Gallery’s facade was meant to hold a frieze embodying its public message – …

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Rachel Whiteread
British, b. 1963
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Rachel Whiteread became the first woman to receive the Turner Prize with her sculpture House (1993), a replica of the interior of a condemned London house created by filling a house with concrete and stripping away the mold. Her sculptures examine the negative space surrounding or contained by objects, such as casts of the area beneath chairs, suggesting how human contact becomes embedded in our environment. Referencing Minimalism, her drawings often incorporate graph paper. Whiteread won the prestigious commission to design Vienna's Holocaust memorial and was part of the 1997 Young British Artists "Sensation" exhibit.

Rachel Whiteread

Gold Leaf, 2012

Bronze and gold leaf
5 1/2 × 3 7/10 × 1 in
14 × 9.5 × 2.5 cm
.
Bidding closed
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