Preview – Imagine…Rachel Whiteread: Ghosts in the Room

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Rachel Whiteread is most famous for being the first woman to win the Turner Prize, back in 1993.

Alan Yentob presents this detailed look at Whiteread’s work. Perhaps her most famous piece is the one that won her the prize: House, a concrete cast of a Victorian terrace house. Not only was it voted the best art work, it was also named the worst artwork at the same time, and the following year the artwork was demolished.

She is still making casts of places, with one of her most recent pieces being a cast of the real-life Room 101 where George Orwell worked when he was at the BBC.

Imagine… is on BBC Two at 21.00.