Art Fund supports Whitechapel Gallery commission Whiteread facade

  • 29 September 2011

The Art Fund is helping the Whitechapel Art Gallery to commission a sculpture by Rachel Whiteread for the façade of the Gallery.

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London Architects: gallery by Charles Harrison Townsend, library by Potts, Son & Hennings, expansion by Robbrecht en Daem

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

The Art Fund is supporting the Whitechapel Art Gallery to commission a sculpture by Rachel Whiteread for the façade of the Gallery. It is particularly fitting that the work will be by Whiteread, who has lived in east London for the past 25 years.

Remarkably this would be the first public sculpture by her in the UK, despite many prestigious projects abroad. The work – not finalized for a few months yet – will finally complete the façade of the Whitechapel, an important Arts and Crafts building dating from 1901 which was designed to incorporate a work of art that was never realized. Watch this space...

See other works by Rachel Whiteread that we've helped fund