Demolished (Portfolio). 1996. Portfolio with 12 Silkscreens. Each signed and inscribed "A", "B" or "C". From an edition of 35 copies. Each on board. Each: 48.8 x 74.3 cm (19.2 x 29.2 in), each the full sheet. Complete portfolio with the four-part series "A: Clapton Park Estate, Mandeville Street, London E5 - Ambergate Court / Norbury Court" (1993), "B: Clapton Park Estate, Mandeville Street, London E5 - Bakewell Court / Repton Court" (1995) and "C: Trowbridge Estate, London E9 - Hannington Point / Hilmarton Point / Deverill Point" (1995). Printed by Coriander Press, London, and released by Charles Booth-Clibborn, London, at The Paragon Press, London. Lacking imprint. • Other copies of this work are at, among others, the London Tate Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis • In 1993 Whiteread was the first female recipient of the renowned Turner Prize • In 2006 she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and in 2019 Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).
PROVENANCE: Corporate collection Rhineland.
EXHIBITION: (different copy) Rachel Whiteread. Shedding Life, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, September 13, 1996 - January 5, 1997; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, February 11 - April 22, 1997, pp. 88f., cat. no. 20 (with 6 illus.).
"It was strange: some people were celebrating and others were crying because these were their homes. You can look at it in two ways, as an optimistic view of London or as a pessimistic view of London. I was trying to capture that in these prints." Rachel Whiteread, quote from: www.paragonpress.co.uk/works/demolished