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Rachel Whiteread

May 28–June 6, 2021
Davies Street, London

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Night Drawing), 2018 Gouache and ink on papier-mâché, 24 ½ × 25 ⅝ inches (62 × 65 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Night Drawing), 2018

Gouache and ink on papier-mâché, 24 ½ × 25 ⅝ inches (62 × 65 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Night Drawing), 2018 Gouache and ink on papier-mâché, 30 ¾ × 24 ½ inches (78 × 62 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Night Drawing), 2018

Gouache and ink on papier-mâché, 30 ¾ × 24 ½ inches (78 × 62 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Noticeboard), 2021 Resin and steel, in 2 parts, overall: 47 ⅞ × 94 ⅞ × 4 ⅛ inches (121.5 × 241 × 10.5 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Noticeboard), 2021

Resin and steel, in 2 parts, overall: 47 ⅞ × 94 ⅞ × 4 ⅛ inches (121.5 × 241 × 10.5 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Blood Red and Pink Triangles (March–Sept), 2020 Ink on watercolor paper, 11 ¾ × 16 ⅝ inches (29.7 × 42 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Blood Red and Pink Triangles (March–Sept), 2020

Ink on watercolor paper, 11 ¾ × 16 ⅝ inches (29.7 × 42 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Silver (March–Sept), 2020 Ink on watercolor paper, 11 ¾ × 16 ⅝ inches (29.7 × 42 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Silver (March–Sept), 2020

Ink on watercolor paper, 11 ¾ × 16 ⅝ inches (29.7 × 42 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Yellow and Yellow (March–Sept), 2020 Ink on watercolor paper, 11 ¾ × 16 ⅝ inches (29.7 × 42 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Yellow and Yellow (March–Sept), 2020

Ink on watercolor paper, 11 ¾ × 16 ⅝ inches (29.7 × 42 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Green, Green and Khaki (March–Sept), 2020 Ink on watercolor paper, 11 ¾ × 16 ⅝ inches (29.7 × 42 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Green, Green and Khaki (March–Sept), 2020

Ink on watercolor paper, 11 ¾ × 16 ⅝ inches (29.7 × 42 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Turquoise (March–Sept), 2020 Ink on watercolor paper, 8 ⅞ × 12 ⅝ inches (22.5 × 32 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Turquoise (March–Sept), 2020

Ink on watercolor paper, 8 ⅞ × 12 ⅝ inches (22.5 × 32 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Blood Red and Pink (March–Sept), 2020 Ink on watercolor paper, 11 ¾ × 16 ⅝ inches (29.7 × 42 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Blood Red and Pink (March–Sept), 2020

Ink on watercolor paper, 11 ¾ × 16 ⅝ inches (29.7 × 42 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Mirror Mirror), 2021 Resin, aluminum spray, and steel,
in 2 parts, overall: 59 ⅞ × 49 ¼ × 3 ⅝ inches (152 × 125 × 9 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Mirror Mirror), 2021

Resin, aluminum spray, and steel, in 2 parts, overall: 59 ⅞ × 49 ¼ × 3 ⅝ inches (152 × 125 × 9 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Grey and Grey (March–Sept), 2020 Ink on watercolor paper, 9 ½ × 12 ⅝ inches (24 × 32 cm)© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Rachel Whiteread, Grey and Grey (March–Sept), 2020

Ink on watercolor paper, 9 ½ × 12 ⅝ inches (24 × 32 cm)
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Augurs of Spring

Augurs of Spring

As spring approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, Sydney Stutterheim reflects on the iconography and symbolism of the season in art both past and present.

Rachel Whiteread

In Conversation
Tom Eccles and Kiki Smith on Rachel Whiteread

On the occasion of Artist Spotlight: Rachel Whiteread, curator Tom Eccles and artist Kiki Smith speak about the work of Rachel Whiteread through the lens of their personal friendships with her. They discuss her public projects from the early 1990s to the present, the relationship between drawing and sculpture in her practice, and the way her works reveal the memories embedded in familiar everyday objects.

Still from the video "In Conversation: Rachel Whiteread and Ann Gallagher"

In Conversation
Rachel Whiteread and Ann Gallagher

Rachel Whiteread speaks to Ann Gallagher about a new group of resin sculptures for an exhibition at Gagosian in London. They discuss the works’ emphasis on surface texture, light, and reflection.

Piero della Francesca, The Baptism of Christ, after 1437, egg on poplar.

Rachel Whiteread on Piero della Francesca

Rachel Whiteread writes about the Italian artist’s Baptism of Christ (after 1437) and what has drawn her to this painting, from her first experience of it at a young age to the present day.

Anselm Kiefer, Volkszählung (Census), 1991, steel, lead, glass, peas, and photographs, 163 ⅜ × 224 ½ × 315 inches (4.1 × 5.7 × 8 m)/

Cast of Characters

James Lawrence explores how contemporary artists have grappled with the subject of the library.

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.

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Installation view, Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, April 12–June 6, 2021. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

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London Gallery Weekend
Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread

June 4–6, 2021
London
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As part of the inaugural London Gallery Weekend, Gagosian will have extended hours at all three London locations. Damien Hirst: Relics and Fly Paintings, the second exhibition of the artist’s yearlong takeover of the Britannia Street gallery, will be unveiled on June 5 to coincide with the event. Visitors can also see Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects at Grosvenor Hill, alongside additional works by the artist at Davies Street, before it closes on June 6. London Gallery Weekend is a new and free annual event featuring over 140 of the city’s leading contemporary art galleries coming together to celebrate culture and creativity.

As part of the event, Gagosian is collaborating with the Connaught Patisserie for a special pop-up, which will be at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, on June 5 from 10am to 4pm and June 6 from 11am to 3pm.

Installation view, Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, April 12–June 6, 2021. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates