LOndOn 2O12

2011

Whiteread, Rachel

While Rachel Whiteread is best known for her sculptural work, drawing has always remained a critical part of her practice. She has described drawing as being like a diary of her work, whilst memory remains a key theme. For LOndOn 2O12, she has composed a pattern of overlapping rings in the Olympic colours. The rings explore the emblem of the Olympic Games, and also represent marks left by drinking bottles or glasses. They act as memories of a social gathering, such as the athletes in the stadium during the opening ceremony or the spectators of the Olympic Games.

  • Artwork Details: 76 x 60cmFrame, 82 x 66.5 x 4.2cm
  • Edition: of 250
  • Material description: Six colour screen print on 410gsm Somerset Satin paper. Produced by Coriander Studios, London
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC31/2011

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