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Rachel Whiteread

November 6–December 20, 2008
Beverly Hills

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Works Exhibited

Rachel Whiteread, DRILL, 2008 Plaster, pigment, steel and rubber, 29 ¾ × 21 ¾ × 39 ⅜ inches (75.5 × 55 × 100 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, DRILL, 2008

Plaster, pigment, steel and rubber, 29 ¾ × 21 ¾ × 39 ⅜ inches (75.5 × 55 × 100 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, GHOST, GHOST I, 2008 Polyurethane, 30 5/16 × 34 5/16 × 23 ⅝ inches (77 × 87 × 60 cm)Photo by Joshua White

Rachel Whiteread, GHOST, GHOST I, 2008

Polyurethane, 30 5/16 × 34 5/16 × 23 ⅝ inches (77 × 87 × 60 cm)
Photo by Joshua White

Rachel Whiteread, STEP, 2007–08 Plaster, pigment, resin, wood, and metal, 5 ½ × 15 ¾ × 8 inches (14 × 40 × 20 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, STEP, 2007–08

Plaster, pigment, resin, wood, and metal, 5 ½ × 15 ¾ × 8 inches (14 × 40 × 20 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, LINE UP, 2007–08 Plaster, pigment, resin, wood, and metal, 6 ¾ × 35 ½ × 9 ¾ inches (17 × 90 × 25 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, LINE UP, 2007–08

Plaster, pigment, resin, wood, and metal, 6 ¾ × 35 ½ × 9 ¾ inches (17 × 90 × 25 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, SCATTER, 2008 Plaster, pigment, resin, mild steel, wood, and metal, 11 ¼ × 23 ¾ × 9 ¾ inches (28.5 × 60 × 25 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, SCATTER, 2008

Plaster, pigment, resin, mild steel, wood, and metal, 11 ¼ × 23 ¾ × 9 ¾ inches (28.5 × 60 × 25 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, FELL, 2008 Plaster, pigment, resin, and bronze, 7 × 55 ¼ × 26 ¾ inches (17.5 × 140 × 68 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, FELL, 2008

Plaster, pigment, resin, and bronze, 7 × 55 ¼ × 26 ¾ inches (17.5 × 140 × 68 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, WEB, 2008 Plaster and bronze, 3 ¾ × 15 × 16 ¼ inches (9.5 × 38 × 41.5 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, WEB, 2008

Plaster and bronze, 3 ¾ × 15 × 16 ¼ inches (9.5 × 38 × 41.5 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Blue), 2008 Plaster, pigment, resin and patinated bronze, 22 ½ × 13 ¾ × 5 ¼ inches (57 × 34.5 × 13 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Blue), 2008

Plaster, pigment, resin and patinated bronze, 22 ½ × 13 ¾ × 5 ¼ inches (57 × 34.5 × 13 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Hive) I, 2007–08 Resin, 32 ⅛ × 19 15/16 × 25 3/16 inches (81.6 × 50.6 × 64 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Hive) I, 2007–08

Resin, 32 ⅛ × 19 15/16 × 25 3/16 inches (81.6 × 50.6 × 64 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, FOUNDATION, 2007–08 Plaster and bronze, 23 ¼ × 22 ¾ × 9 ¾ inches (59 × 58 × 24.5 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, FOUNDATION, 2007–08

Plaster and bronze, 23 ¼ × 22 ¾ × 9 ¾ inches (59 × 58 × 24.5 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, JUGGLE II, 2008 Plaster, pigment, and bronze, 9 ¾ × 21 ¼ × 17 ½ inches (24.5 × 54 × 44.5 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, JUGGLE II, 2008

Plaster, pigment, and bronze, 9 ¾ × 21 ¼ × 17 ½ inches (24.5 × 54 × 44.5 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, GREEN, BLACK, GREEN, 2008 Gouache, pencil and collage on paper, 22 ⅜ × 29 ⅞ inches (57 × 76 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, GREEN, BLACK, GREEN, 2008

Gouache, pencil and collage on paper, 22 ⅜ × 29 ⅞ inches (57 × 76 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, METALLIC, BLACK, YELLOW, 2008 Gouache, pencil and collage on paper, 22 ⅜ × 29 ⅞ inches (57 × 76 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, METALLIC, BLACK, YELLOW, 2008

Gouache, pencil and collage on paper, 22 ⅜ × 29 ⅞ inches (57 × 76 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, RED, BLACK, WHITE, 2008 Gouache, pencil and collage on paper, 22 ⅜ × 29 ⅞ inches (57 × 76 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, RED, BLACK, WHITE, 2008

Gouache, pencil and collage on paper, 22 ⅜ × 29 ⅞ inches (57 × 76 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, BLUE, BLACK, GREEN, BLACK, 2008 Gouache, pencil and collage on paper, 22 ⅜ × 29 ⅞ inches (57 × 76 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, BLUE, BLACK, GREEN, BLACK, 2008

Gouache, pencil and collage on paper, 22 ⅜ × 29 ⅞ inches (57 × 76 cm)

About

Color confuses me. Every day when I get up, I have to think

about it. I love color, but there are too many decisions to make.

Am I an aesthete? Is color about necessity for me in my work—

Or is it simply a product of what I am thinking about?

Read more

Rachel Whiteread, Nissen Hut, 2018.

Shy Sculpture: Nissen Hut

Rachel Whiteread’s public sculpture Nissen Hut was unveiled in October 2018 in Yorkshire’s Dalby Forest. Curator Tamsin Dillon explores the dynamic history of these structures and provides a firsthand account of the steps leading up to the work’s premiere.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Notre-Dame), 2019.

For Notre-Dame

An exhibition at Gagosian, Paris, is raising funds to aid in the reconstruction of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris following the devastating fire of April 2019. Gagosian directors Serena Cattaneo Adorno and Jean-Olivier Després spoke to Jennifer Knox White about the generous response of artists and others, and what the restoration of this iconic structure means across the world.

Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2019

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Afrylic by Ellen Gallagher on its cover.

Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2019

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Red Pot with Lute Player #2 by Jonas Wood on its cover.

Becoming Home

Becoming Home

Rachel Whiteread’s US Embassy (Flat pack house) was unveiled in its permanent home at the new American embassy in Nine Elms, London, earlier this year. Virginia Shore, the curator for the London embassy project who worked with Whiteread to realize this site-specific commission, reflects on the history of prefabricated housing, the power of “home,” and the connecting force of art.

Solid Recollections: Rachel Whiteread

Solid Recollections: Rachel Whiteread

James Lawrence explores the quiet power and critical role of memory in Rachel Whiteread’s public works.