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Lot 12

Rachel Whiteread

In-Out V (RW682), 2004
Plasticized plaster with interior aluminium frame
191.1 × 74.9 × 14 cm

Estimate: €70,000 - €90,000
Sold for: €101,000
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Courtesy: High Fashion Concepts LLC
Provenance: Luhring Augustine, New York Private Collection
(acquired from the above, 2005)

Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963, London) is one of the most important sculptors of the 21st century. In 1993 she became the first female and youngest ever artist to win the Turner Prize and in 1997 received a medal for her contribution to the Venice Biennale. In her works, she concerns herself with architectural spaces and the atmospheres that fill them. Her mainly large-scale sculptures of architectural and domestic objects form part of the world’s most important museum and private collections. She is represented at the Fondation Beyeler with the works Wardrobe (2019) and Poltergeist (2020).

For her 2005 exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, which was devoted to the theme of the house, the artist created several new groups of works. Some of the sculptures she showed on that occasion directly referenced the architecture of the Kunsthaus building, which was designed by Peter Zumthor and which opened in 1997. Others, such as the 14-part series Untitled (In Out I–XIV) of 2004, drew on architectural elements from Whiteread’s native London. The sculptures in Untitled (In Out I–XIV), of which In Out V is being auctioned here, are casts of doors from various London buildings. 

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