Rachel Whiteread. 24 Switches both on and off. 1998

Rachel Whiteread 24 Switches both on and off 1998

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Whiteread's drawings are not exact plans for her three-dimensional projects, but they also focus on the spare elegance of overlooked details and objects that surround us. "Drawings help me choreograph a space, in terms of placing something or making something work within a space, in doing that with line on a page first," she has explained. Typically executed on graph paper, they often feature white correction fluid—a medium she prefers because it is viscous and yet translucent and its matte finish resembles the plaster she uses in much of her work.

Gallery label from 2013.
Medium
Silver leaf and yellow ink on paper
Dimensions
26 1/4 x 19 1/2" (66.7 x 49.5 cm)
Credit
Committee on Drawings Funds
Object number
848.2011
Copyright
© 2021 Rachel Whiteread
Department
Drawings and Prints
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