Rachel Whiteread - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Phillips

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    Rachel Whiteread, 'Untitled (Black Books)', Lot 208

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, London
    Sotheby's, London, 16 October 2009, Lot 190
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, London, 9 March 2017, lot 256
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Karachi, Hindu Gymkhana; Lahore, the Old Fort; Harare, National Gallery of Zimbabwe; Johannesburg Art Gallery; Cape Town, South Africa National Gallery; National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo; Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre; Valletta, St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, A Changed World, January 1997 - January 2000 (another example exhibited)
    Helsinki City Art Museum; Stockholm, Royal Academy of Free Arts; Kiev, Soros Foundation; Warsaw, Zacheta Gallery; Chemnitz, Städtische Kunstsammlungen; Prague, Museum of Modern Art; Zagreb Union of Croatian Artists; Darmstadt, Institut Mathildenhöhe; Vilnius, Centre of Contemporary Art; Budapest, Museum of Modern Art; Bratislava, Slovak National Gallery; Bucharest, National Theatre Galleries, Dimensions Variable, November 1997 - December 1999 (another example exhibited)
    Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Field Day Sculpture From Britain, 7 April - 24 June 2001 (another example exhibited)
    Edinburgh, National Gallery of Modern Art; London, Serpentine Gallery, Rachel Whiteread, 29 September - 9 December 2001, no. 10, p. 47 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Cambridge, Jesus College, Sculpture in the Close, June - July 2003 (another example exhibited)
    Sao Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rachel Whiteread, March - May 2004 (another example exhibited)
    Schwerin, Staatliches Museum, Rachel Whiteread Plastiken und Zeichnungen, 5 November 2005 - 15 January 2006 (another example exhibited)
    London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, British Council Collection: The Third Dimension, 27 June - 20 September 2009 (another example exhibited)
    London, Saatchi Gallery, Post Pop: East meets West, 26 November 2014 - 23 February 2015, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Hay-on-Wye, Richard Booth’s Bookshop, Never Judge A Book…, May - July 2016 (another example exhibited)
    Sligo, The Model, Ghosts of Other Stories, September - November 2016 (another example exhibited)
    ZKM Karlsruhe, Negative Space: Trajectories of Sculpture, 5 April - 11 August 2019 (another example exhibited)


Untitled (Black Books)

incised with the artist's initials and numbered 'RW AP 3/3' on the reverse
black pigmented plastic and steel
30.3 x 101.8 x 23.3 cm (11 7/8 x 40 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
Executed in 1997, this work is artist's proof 3 from an edition of 10 plus 3 artist's proofs.

£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £75,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 February 2020