Rachel Whiteread (born 1963) is a Turner Prize-winning artist, best known for her sculptures, which typically take the form of casts. She is one of the so-called Young British Artists, and exhibited at the Royal Academy's Sensation exhibition in 1997. She created House, a large concrete cast of the inside of a Victorian house, and a resin sculpture, Monument, for the empty plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.
- I make all this stuff in the studio, but I also work on these white elephants — like House or Untitled Monument — things that are incredibly ambitious, take an awful long time to do, involve a lot of controversy, an awful lot of people, and don't make any money particularly, but it's just because I need to make them.
- We still have prostitutes standing on our corner, and people crapping round the back of buildings. The charms are still there.
- On her home-studio in Bethnal Green, as quoted in "Still breaking the mould" by Gordon Burn in The Guardian (11 October 2005)
- I think the difference between me and some of the other YBAs [Young British Artists] was that I was ambitious for the work, and not ambitious for myself.
- As quoted in "Still breaking the mould" by Gordon Burn in The Guardian (11 October 2005)
- I don't want to make plop art — sculpture that just gets plopped down in places. I wouldn't want to litter every corner of the world with my sculpture.
- Luhring Augustine Gallery.
- Tate Collection — Rachel Whiteread
- Rachel Whiteread Embankment at Tate Modern, London, UK
- Rachel Whiteread on articite.com
- Whiteread at Sculpture.org.uk
- More works from artnet
- Rachel Whiteread — Transient Spaces at Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin.
- Interactive video interview with Rachel Whiteread and interactive exploration of her work at the Tate Gallery.