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Rachel Whiteread: Drawings, Tate Britain & Gagosian Gallery

Rachel Whiteread: Drawings, Tate Britain & Gagosian Gallery

The art of the thinker: drawings show the art behind the art

Space odyssey: 'Study for House' by Rachel WhitereadPrivate collection

Rachel Whiteread is best known for her exploration of space, of presence and absence, of how we look at what is present – and absent – in the textures of our lives. House, her life-sized cast of a house in a derelict street in East London, first brought her to fame, and more recently Untitled (Plinth), her mockingly affectionate take on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square, a resin-cast replica of the plinth itself, literally shaped a new viewpoint of that absence in the heart of the West End.

For anyone who wants a clearer idea of the inner workings of Whiteread’s art, this is an exemplary exhibition

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