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Rachel Whiteread
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Born on 20th of April 1963

Born 1963 - English sculptor


She takes casts from objects bearing traces of human existence such as bath-tubs, old mattresses, mortuary slabs and even whole rooms, transforming them into ghostly icons. In 1993-94 she cast an entire disused house in East London. She won the Turner Prize in 1993, and in 1996 her cast of a library was unveiled as the Holocaust Memorial in the Judenplatz, Vienna.

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http://www.tate.org.uk/collections/whiteread/ Tate Gallery pages

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