Rachel Whiteread - Untitled, 2017

This limited edition is derived and closely based on Rachel Whiteread’s series of postcard works that are altered through different kinds of erasure. This is an approach to making an image that Rachel describes as ‘attempting to make the space disappear whilst preserving the integrity of the architecture’.

For this edition, a vintage postcard was selected by Whiteread. This has been reproduced as a hand-printed facsimile, using photographic methods and paper as close as possible to that used for the fabrication of the original. Each of these prints has then been carefully perforated following a proscribed pattern using a hand punch of varying diameter. 

It was clear to Rachel that how this work could be presented and framed was an important part of the edition, and she specified a very simple, minimal white spray frame which has been produced by the premier framing company Darbyshire.


  • Hand-printed silver gelatin photograph on Ilford warm tone fibre based paper, with hand-punched holes
  • Height 31.5cm x width 28.5cm x depth 3.8cm 
  • Signed and numbered on the mount 
  • Edition 23/250 - this work is an artist’s proof

Guide price: £1,200 

Donated by Carl Freedman and

Image courtesy of the artist and, London.