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Detached III

Artist
Rachel Whiteread, English, born 1963
Date
2012
Material
Concrete and steel
Made in
England, Europe
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
On View, Outdoor, South Lawn
Dimensions
77 1/4 × 67 1/2 × 115 3/4 in. (196 × 172 × 294 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
© Rachel Whiteread
Object Number
35:2017
NOTES
“Detached III” gives concrete form to the empty or negative space within an everyday, prefabricated backyard shed. This sculpture sums up the signature working process of prominent English artist Rachel Whiteread, which she has described as "mummifying the air." Whiteread captures the intricate wood grain imprint of the shed's door and sides, as well as the impression of windows. The work's title alludes to the artist's view of the garden shed as a space for quiet thought and reclusive study.
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