UNTITLED (DOMESTIC), 2002 ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY Buffalo NY
INDUSTRYOUS Photography 2013
RACHEL WHITEREAD (BRITISH; ENGLISH, 1963)
UNTITLED (DOMESTIC), 2002 mixed media overall: 266 1/8 x 229 7/8 x 96 1/2 inches (675.96 x 583.88 x 245.11 cm) Owned jointly by Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Henry L. Hillman Fund, 2006
Photographs by INDUSTRYOUS Photography Tom Ridout
Untitled (Domestic) is the result of Whiteread’s recent exploration of transient architecture and ongoing examination of our interaction with the inconspicuous spaces we occupy each day. This sculpture was created by casting the fire escape staircase at the Haunch of Venison Gallery in London, England (a late eighteenth-century, threestory building that was originally the home of Admiral Lord Nelson), and is one of several staircase pieces the artist has completed to date. By reincarnating the staircase in its negative form and taking it out of its original context, this work invokes a disorienting sense of both recollection and loss for the viewer, while simultaneously realizing the artist’s desire to bring together the purely formal and architectural qualities inherent to the sculptural medium. Source: Albright – Knox Art Gallery Sunday, January 1, 2006
UNTITLED (DOMESTIC), 2002 is the result of Whiteread’s recent exploration of transient architecture and ongoing examination of our interacti...