Casting around for Rachel Whiteread’s best work? You won’t find it here
alastair smart show of the week Rachel Whiteread
Tate Britain, London U ntil Jan 21, 2018
The trouble for artists who shoot to fame at a young age is the hype that surrounds them afterwards – at a time when they might otherwise be quietly honing their skills and privately finding their style.
Like Damien Hirst and the other Young British Artists (YBAs) who burst on to the scene at the start of the Nineties, sculptor Rachel Whiteread came to our attention early. In 1993, aged just
Clockwise from below: Stairs, 1995; Untitled (Amber Bed), 1991; Line Up, 2007-08; House, 1993