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Rachel Whiteread
B. 1963
UNTITLED (SHELF)
plaster and steel
30 by 105 by 22.5 cm. 11 3/4 by 41 3/8 by 8 3/4 in.
Executed in 1997.
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Provenance

Private Collection, United Kingdom
Phillips, New York, 18 May 2000, Lot 12
Private Collection
Sotheby's, London, 27 June 2001, Lot 10 
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“I love books. I love the smell and feel of books. I don’t believe books are going to disappear and I don’t like the idea of gleaning all your information from the superhighways, sitting in a café and reading your newspaper on a screen.” Rachel Whiteread cited in: Ann Gallagher, Ed., Rachel Whiteread, La Biennale Di Venezie, British Pavilion, London 1997, p. 34.

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