British artist Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) is now on permanent display at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London. The sculptural work features a ‘community’ of about 150 vintage doll houses which Whiteread collected over 20 years.
The large-scale artwork shows a variety of architectural styles, with houses averaging about one metre high. The houses sit on stepped platforms, evoking a sprawling hillside community, lit from within but deserted, their emptiness evoking haunting memories and melancholy.
Rachel Whiteread’s biography, here.
Interesting article on the artist in The Guardian, here.
Whiteread at Gagosian gallery, here.