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Tracey Emin

Tracy Emin at the Lighthouse Gala auction in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust. Photo by Piers Allardyce
Born 3 July 1963 (1963-07-03) (age 44)
Nationality British
Famous works Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995, My Bed

Tracey Emin RA (born 3 July 1963) is an English artist of Turkish Cypriot origin, one of the group known as Britartists or YBAs (Young British Artists). She has succeeded in equalling, if not surpassing, Damien Hirst among the YBAs in terms of notoriety among the general public. A drunken outburst on a Channel 4 TV discussion, and My Bed — an installation in the 1999 Turner Prize exhibition, consisting of her own unmade dirty bed with used condoms and blood-stained underwear — both caused a media furor. Emin's art takes many different forms of expression including needlework and sculpture, drawing, video and installation, photography and painting. There has been an ongoing dispute with former boyfriend, artist Billy Childish, particularly over the Stuckism movement. In March 2007, Emin was chosen to join the Royal Academy of Arts in London as a Royal Academician. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2912 × 4368 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Terrence Higgins Trust is a British charity that campaigns on various issues related to AIDS and HIV. In particular, the Trust aims to reduce the spread of HIV and promote good sexual health (including safe sex); to provide services on a national and local level to people with, affected... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 by Tracey Emin (1995). ... My Bed is a work by the British artist Tracey Emin. ... The Royal Academy of Arts is an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, London, England. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... Turkish Cypriots are those inhabitants of Cyprus who are ethnically Turkish[1], as opposed to those who are of Greek (the Greek Cypriots) or other ethnicities. ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991). ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991) Damien Hirst (born June 7, 1965) is an English artist and the most prominent of the group that has been dubbed Young British Artists (or YBAs). ... My Bed is a work by the British artist Tracey Emin. ... The Turner Prize is an annual prize given to a British visual artist under 50, named after the painter J.M.W. Turner. ... This article is about the male contraceptive device. ... Billy Childish (real name Steven John Hamper) or William Charlie Hamper (born December 1, 1959) is an English artist, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. ... The logo on the Stuckism International web site Stuckism is an art movement that was founded in 1999 in Britain by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art. ... The Royal Academy of Arts is an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, London, England. ...

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Life

Early life

Sexton Ming, Tracey Emin, Charles Thomson, Billy Childish and Russell Wilkins at the Rochester Adult Education Centre December 11, 1987 to record The Medway Poets LP
Sexton Ming, Tracey Emin, Charles Thomson, Billy Childish and Russell Wilkins at the Rochester Adult Education Centre December 11, 1987 to record The Medway Poets LP

Tracey Emin was born in Croydon, but brought up in Margate. She has a twin brother, Paul. Emin's father, an ethnic Turkish Cypriot, was married to a woman other than her mother and divided his time between his two families. He owned the Hotel International in Margate, and, when the business failed, Emin's family suffered a severe decline in their standard of living, circumstances which have featured in a number of works. Around the age of 13 she was raped or "broken in" as she describes the then-current term. Image File history File links MedwayPoets. ... Image File history File links MedwayPoets. ... Sexton Ming (born in Gravesend, Kent England in 1961) is a British artist, poet and musician who was a founding member of The Medway Poets (1979) and the Stuckists art group (1999). ... Sir Nicholas Serota Makes an Aquisitions Decision, 2000, painting by Charles Thomson Charles Thomson (born February 6, 1953) is a British artist, painter, poet, photographer. ... Billy Childish (real name Steven John Hamper) or William Charlie Hamper (born December 1, 1959) is an English artist, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Sexton Ming, Tracey Emin, Charles Thomson, Billy Childish and musician Russell Wilkinson at the Rochester Adult Education Centre December 11, 1987 to record the Medway Poets LP Bill Lewis, Sexton Ming, Rob Earl and Billy Childish: in Yoga position - August 2003 The Medway Poets were founded in North Kent in... For other uses, see Croydon (disambiguation). ... Margate is a town in Thanet, Kent, England (population about 60,000). ...


She studied fashion at Medway College of Design (1980–1982), where she met expelled student Billy Childish and was associated with The Medway Poets. Emin and Childish were a couple till 1987 during which time she was the administrator for his small press Hangman Books which specialized in publishing Childish's confessional poetry. In 1984 she studied printing at Maidstone Art College, which she has described as one of the best experiences of her life. In 1995 she was interviewed in the Minky Manky show catalogue by Carl Freedman, who asked her, "Which person do you think has had the greatest influence on your life?" She replied, The University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester (often abbreviated to the University College for the Creative Arts) is an art school based in South East England, with campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester. ... Billy Childish (real name Steven John Hamper) or William Charlie Hamper (born December 1, 1959) is an English artist, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. ... Sexton Ming, Tracey Emin, Charles Thomson, Billy Childish and musician Russell Wilkinson at the Rochester Adult Education Centre December 11, 1987 to record the Medway Poets LP Bill Lewis, Sexton Ming, Rob Earl and Billy Childish: in Yoga position - August 2003 The Medway Poets were founded in North Kent in... Hangman Books Hangman Books was founded in 1981/1982 by Billy Childish, who has remained it’s owner/editor. ... Kent Institute of Art and Design - commonly referred to as KIAD (kai-ad) is an art school based across three campuses in the county of Kent, in the United Kingdom. ... Carl Freedman (born 1965) is the founder of Counter Gallery. ...

Uhmm. .. It's not a person really. It was more a time, going to Maidstone College of Art, hanging around with Billy Childish, living by the River Medway.

In 1987 she moved to London to study at the Royal College of Art, where she obtained an MA in painting, though she has described this time as a very negative experience. Her influences included Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele; later she destroyed all her paintings from this early period, and for a time studied philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. The Darwin Building at Kensington Gore The Royal College of Art (RCA) is a university in London, England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses , see Painting (disambiguation). ... The Scream. ... Photograph by Anton Josef Trčka Egon Schiele (June 12, 1890 – October 31, 1918) (pronounced approximately SHEE-luh) was an Austrian painter, a protege of Gustav Klimt, and a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Birkbeck, University of London, sometimes referred to by its former name Birkbeck College or by the abbreviation BBK, is a College of the University of London. ...


Britartist

In 1993 Emin opened a shop with fellow artist Sarah Lucas, called simply The Shop in Bethnal Green. This sold works by the two of them, including T-shirts and ash trays with Damien Hirst's picture stuck to the bottom. Lucas paid Emin a wage to mind the shop and Emin also made extra money by writing letters to people asking them to invest £20 in her as an artist, one being Jay Jopling, who became her dealer. During this period Emin was also working with the gallerist Joshua Compston. Sarah Lucas (born Holloway, London, 1962) is a contemporary British artist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... Jay Jopling (born 1963) is a British contemporary art dealer and gallerist. ... Joshua Compston (1970-1996) was a London gallerist whose space Factual Nonsense was closely associated with the emergence of the Young British Artists. ...


In 1994 she had her first solo show at the White Cube gallery, a leading contemporary art gallery in London. It was called My Major Retrospective, and was what is now seen as typically autobiographical in her work, consisting of personal photographs, and photos of her (destroyed) early paintings, as well as items which most artists would not consider showing in public, such as a packet of cigarettes her uncle was holding when he was decapitated in a car crash. This willingness to show details of what would generally be thought of as her private life has become one of Emin's trademarks. White Cube is a contemporary art venue in Hoxton in the East End of London. ... Unlit filtered cigarettes. ...


In the mid-1990s she had a relationship with Carl Freedman, who had been an early friend of, and collaborator with, Damien Hirst and who had co-curated seminal Britart shows, such as Modern Medicine and Gambler. In 1994 they toured the US together, driving in a Cadillac from San Francisco to New York, and making stops en route where she gave readings from her autobiographical book Exploration of the Soul to finance the trip. En route they "belly surfed" in San Diego and watched bears in Big Sur. Carl Freedman (born 1965) is the founder of Counter Gallery. ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991) Damien Hirst (born June 7, 1965) is an English artist and the most prominent of the group that has been dubbed Young British Artists (or YBAs). ...


The couple also spent time by the sea in Whitstable together, using the beach hut, which she uprooted and turned into art in 1999 with the title The Last Thing I Said to You is Don't Leave Me Here, and which was destroyed in the 2004 Momart warehouse fire. Whitstable is a town in Kent, England with a population of 30,000. ... Momart is a British company specialising in the storage, transportation, and installation of works of art. ...

Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995 by Tracey Emin (1995). An interior view of the work.
Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995 by Tracey Emin (1995). An interior view of the work.

In 1995 Freedman curated the show Minky Manky at the South London Gallery. Emin has said, Image File history File links Emin-Tent-Interior. ... Image File history File links Emin-Tent-Interior. ... Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 by Tracey Emin (1995). ... The South London Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Peckham, south London. ...

At that time Sarah (Lucas) was quite famous, but I wasn’t at all. Carl said to me that I should make some big work as he thought the small-scale stuff I was doing at the time wouldn’t stand up well. I was furious. Making that work was my way at getting back at him.[1]

The result was Emin's famous "tent" Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995, which was first exhibited in the show. It was a blue tent, appliquéd with the names of everyone she has slept with. These included sexual partners, plus relatives she slept with as a child, her twin brother, and her two aborted children. Although often talked about as a shameless exhibition of her sexual conquests, it was rather a piece about intimacy in a more general sense, although the title invites misinterpretation. The needlework which is integral to this work was used by Emin in a number of her other pieces. This piece was later bought by Charles Saatchi and included in the successful 1997 Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of London; it then toured to Berlin and New York. It, too, was destroyed by the fire in Saatchi's east London warehouse, in 2004.[2] Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 by Tracey Emin (1995). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An abortion is the removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus, resulting in or caused by its death. ... Charles Saatchi Charles Saatchi (born June 9, 1943) was the co-founder with his brother Maurice of the global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, which became the worlds biggest before the brothers were forced out of their own company in 1995. ... Sensation was a notorious exhibition of Young British Artists which took place in 1997 (18 September-28 December) at the Royal Academy of Art in London and later toured to Berlin and New York. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ...


Freedman's interview with her appears in the catalogue. Other featured artists were Sarah Lucas, Gary Hume, Damien Hirst, Mat Collishaw, Gilbert & George, Critical Décor and Steven Pippin. Emin now describes Freedman as "one of my best friends". He is now her tenant, living in a weaver's cottage at the back of her 450-year-old Huguenot house in Spitalfields, East London. Sarah Lucas (born Holloway, London, 1962) is a contemporary British artist. ... Snowman, 1996, Museum of Modern Art. ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991) Damien Hirst (born June 7, 1965) is an English artist and the most prominent of the group that has been dubbed Young British Artists (or YBAs). ... Mat Collishaw (born 1966) is a wanker. ... Gilbert Proesch (born in Italy September 11, 1943) and George Passmore (born in England January 8, 1942), better known as Gilbert & George, are artists. ... Steven Pippin (born 1960 at Redhill, England) British artist working with converted photographic equipment and kinetic sculptures. ...


Fame

Although these early events caused Emin to be well known in art circles, she was largely unknown by the public until she appeared on a Channel 4 television programme in 1997. It was an ostensibly serious debate show about that year's Turner Prize, and Emin appeared completely drunk (she has said this was caused by painkillers she was taking for a broken finger), swearing, insulting the other panel members and saying that she wanted to go home to her mum (she then left). This article is about the British television station. ...

My Bed by Tracey Emin
My Bed by Tracey Emin

Two years later, in 1999, Emin was shortlisted for the Turner Prize herself and exhibited My Bed at the Tate Gallery. There was considerable media furore about this, particularly as the sheets of the bed were stained yellow, and the floor surrounding it had items from her room such as condoms, a pair of knickers with period stains and other detritus including a pair of slippers. The bed was presented as it had been when she had stayed in it for several days feeling suicidal because of relationship difficulties. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... My Bed is a work by the British artist Tracey Emin. ... The Turner Prize is an annual prize given to a British visual artist under 50, named after the painter J.M.W. Turner. ... My Bed is a work by the British artist Tracey Emin. ... The Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom is a network of four galleries: Tate Britain (opened 1897), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993), Tate Modern (2000), with a complementary website Tate Online (1998). ...


One lady came to the exhibition with cleaning materials and had to be stopped from tidying it up. Two performance artists, Yuan Chai and Jian Jun Xi, jumped onto the bed with bare torsos in order to "improve" the work, which they thought had not gone far enough. Yuan Chai and Jian Jun Xi are two Chinese performance artists, based in Britain, who work together and specialise in art intervention. ...


International popstars Elton John and George Michael are both collectors of Emin's work, with Michael, and his partner Kenny Goss, holding the A Tribute To Tracey Emin exhibition in September 2007 at their Dallas based museum, the Goss-Michael Foundation (formerly Goss Gallery)[3] . This was the inaugural exhibition for the gallery which displayed a variety of Emin works from a large blanket, video installations, prints, paintings and a number of neon works[4] including a special neon piece George Loves Kenny (2007) which was the centrepiece of the exhibition, developed by Emin after she wrote an article for The Independent newspaper in February 2007 with the same title.[5] Michael and Goss own 25 works by Emin.[6] Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... This article is about the musician. ... For other persons named George Michael, see George Michael (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see The Independent (disambiguation). ...


Work

Monoprints

Emin's monoprints are a well documented part of her creative output. These unique drawings represent a diaristic aspect and frequently depict events from the past for example, Poor Love (1999), From The Week Of Hell '94 (1995) and Ripped Up (1995), which relate to a traumatic experience after an abortion or other personal events as seen in Fuck You Eddy (1995) and Sad Shower in New York (1995) which are both part of the Tate's collection of Emin's art.[7] Monoprinting (not to be confused with monotyping) is a print that has images or lines that cannot exactly be reproduced. ...


Often they incorporate text as well as image, although some bear only text and others only image. The text appears as the artist's stream of consciousness voice. Some critics have compared Emin's text-only monoprints to ransom notes. The rapid, one-off technique involved in making monoprints is perfectly suited to (apparently) immediate expression, as is Emin's scratchy and informal drawing style. Emin frequently misspells words, deliberately or due to the speed at which she did each drawing. In a 2002 interview with Lynn Barber, Emin said, Lynn Barber is a British journalist, currently writing for The Observer. ...

It's not cute affectation. If I could spell, then I would spell correctly, but I never bothered to learn. So, rather than be inhibited and say I can't write because I can't spell, I just write and get on with it.

Emin created a key series of monoprints in 1997 with the text Something's Wrong[9] or There Must Be Someting Terebley Wrong With Me[10] [sic] written with spelling mistakes intact in large capital letters alongside "forlorn figures surrounded by space, their outlines fragile on the page. Some are complete bodies, others only female torsos, legs splayed and with odd, spidery flows gushing from their vaginas. They are all accompanied by the legend There's Something Wrong."[11] For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Emin's monoprints are rarely displayed alone in exhibitions, they're particularly effective as collective fragments of intense emotional confrontation. Emin has made several works documenting painful moments of sadness and loneliness experienced when travelling to foreign cities for various exhibitions. Emin herself has said,

Being an artist isn't just about making nice things, or people patting you on the back; it's some kind of communication, a message.

Painting

There is a complex history of Emin's relationship with painting. She has often cited the works of Munch and Schiele as major influences. She had painted in the mid 1980s in an Expressionist style, highly influenced by her then boyfriend Billy Childish. In 1997 art critic Neal Brown, interviewing Tracey for Magma Magazine, asked "How important an Influence was Billy Childish on you?" she replied, "A big influence, a major influence . . . When I first met Billy at 17 I was so nihilistic, I didn’t believe in anything or anyone . . . Billy was the first person I’d met in my life who was doing what they wanted to do . . . For a while I emulated him then was able to branch off and take my own direction. I was really in love with him as well." The Scream. ... Photograph by Anton Josef Trčka Egon Schiele (June 12, 1890 – October 31, 1918) (pronounced approximately SHEE-luh) was an Austrian painter, a protege of Gustav Klimt, and a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. ... The Scream by Edvard Munch (1893) which inspired 20th century Expressionists Portrait of Eduard Kosmack by Egon Schiele Rehe im Walde by Franz Marc Elbe Bridge I by Rolf Nesch On White II by Wassily Kandinsky, 1923. ... Billy Childish (real name Steven John Hamper) or William Charlie Hamper (born December 1, 1959) is an English artist, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. ...


In the late 1980s, Emin completed an MA at the Royal College of Art. She subsequently stopped painting and destroyed all the artworks she had ever done, during a period that she has described as her "emotional suicide" following an abortion. Photos of Emin's destroyed early paintings were part of her first White Cube solo exhibition My Major Retrospective in 1994.


Emin displayed six small watercolours[13] in her Turner Prize exhibition in 1999, and also in her New York show Every Part Of Me's Bleeding held that same year, known as the Berlin Watercolour series (1998). These delicate, washed out but colourful watercolours include four portraits of Emin's face and were all painted by Emin in Berlin during 1998, adapted from Polaroids of the artist taking a bath.[14] Each unique painting from this series share the same title, Berlin The Last Week In April 1998.[15] Simon Wilson, spokesperson for the Tate, commented that Emin included the set of tiny Berlin watercolours "as a riposte to the accusation that there are no paintings"[16] in the Turner Prize exhibitions. The Turner Prize is an annual prize given to a British visual artist under 50, named after the painter J.M.W. Turner. ...


Emin's focus on painting has developed over the past few years, starting with the Purple Virgin (2004) acrylic watercolour series of purple brush strokes depicting her naked open legs, and leading to paintings such as Asleep Alone With Legs Open (2005), the Reincarnation (2005) series and Masturbating (2006) amongst others.


In May 2005, London's Evening Standard newspaper highlighted Emin's return to painting in their preview of her When I Think About Sex exhibition at White Cube. Other works were nude self-portrait drawings. Emin was quoted: "For this show I wanted to show that I can really draw, and I think they are really sexy drawings."[17] Headlines of the Evening Standard on the day of London bombing on July 7, 2005, in Waterloo Station The Evening Standard is a British tabloid newspaper published and sold in London and surrounding areas of southeast England. ... White Cube is a contemporary art venue in Hoxton in the East End of London. ...


Work for her 2007 show at the Venice Biennale (see below) included large-scale canvases of her legs and vagina. A watercolour series called The Purple Virgins were displayed. There are ten Purple Virgin works in total, six of which were shown at the Biennale. These were accompanied by two canvases of a similar style called How I Think I Feel 1 and 2. Detail of exhibition. ...


The Venice Biennale was also the first time Emin's Abortion Watercolour series, painted in 1990, had ever been shown in public.


Jay Jopling uncovered a brand new Emin painting, Rose Virgin (2007), as part of White Cube's stand at the Frieze Art Fair in London's Regent's Park on October 10th 2007. More new paintings are expected to be shown in Emin's You Left Me Breathing exhibition in Los Angeles' Gagosian gallery from 2nd November 2007, described in a recent interview as an 'exhibition of sculpture and painting'.[18]


Photography

Emin has produced photographic works throughout her career, including Monument Valley (Grand Scale) (1995-97), I've Got It All (2000) and Sometimes I Feel Beautiful (2000). Emin's most iconic are the two self portraits taken inside her famous beach hut, The Last Thing I Said To You Is Don't Leave Me Here I (2000) and The Last Thing I Said To You Is Don't Leave Me Here II (2000). The latter two photographs are a diptych although they are often exhibited and sold separately. They depict a naked Emin on her knees inside her beach hut sculpture The Last Thing I Said To You Is Don't Leave Me Here (The Hut) (1999). They are part of museum collections including Tate Modern, the Saatchi Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery (United Kingdom) and have been mass produced as postcards sold in museum shops around the world. Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... The Saatchi Gallerys new premises in Chelsea, opening early 2007. ... The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in central London which was opened in 1856. ...


Neon

Emin has also worked with neon lights. One such piece is You Forgot To Kiss My Soul (2001) which consists of those words in blue neon inside a neon heart-shape. Another neon piece is made from the words Is Anal Sex Legal (1998) to complement another Is Legal Sex Anal (1998). For other uses, see Neon (disambiguation). ...


For the Venice Biennale, Emin produced a series of new purple neon works, for example, Legs I (2007) [19]. This 2007 series of Legs neon works were directly inspired by the Purple Virgin (2004) watercolour series. For example, Legs IV (2007)[20] directly follows the watercolour lines of the Purple Virgin 9 (2004).


Emin has donated neon work to auction for charity and in 2007, her neon Keep Me Safe reached the highest price ever made for one of her neon works of over £60,000.[21] A brand new neon piece called With You I Want To Live will be shown as part of Emin's You Left Me Breathing exhibition in November/December 2007 at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles.[22]


Fabric

Emin frequently works with fabric in the form of appliqués — material (often cut out into lettering) sewn onto other material. She collects fabric from curtains, bed sheets and linen and has done so for most of her life. She keeps such material that holds emotional significance for later use in her work. Many of her large scale appliqués are made on hotel linens, for example, It Always Hurts (2005), Sometimes I Feel So Fucking Lost (2005), Volcano Closed (2001) and Helter Fucking Skelter (2001).


Hate And Power Can Be A Terrible Thing (2004), part of the Tate's collection of Emin's work, is a large scale blanket inspired in part by Margaret Thatcher due to her involvement in "an attack on 800 boys and men in the Argentinian navy" and other women for example women who steals their friends' boyfriends, Emin says of this work "about the kind of women I hate, the kind of women I have no respect for, women who betray and destroy the hearts of other women"[23].


Emin's use of fabric is diverse, one of her most famous works came from sewing letters onto her grandmother's armchair in There's A Lot Of Money In Chairs (1994).


Emin has made a large number of smaller scale works, often including hand sewn words and images, such as Falling Stars (2001), It Could Have Been Something (2001), Always Sorry (2005) and As Always (2005).


On April 13, 2007, Emin launched a specially designed flag made out of fabric with the message One Secret Is To Save Everything written in orange-red letters across the banner made up of hand-sewn swimming sperm. Tracey Emin's flag, at 21 feet by 14 feet, will fly above the Jubilee Gardens in the British capital until July 31, 2007, with the parliament building and the London Eye as backdrops. Emin called the artwork "a flag made from wishful thinking".[24] The flag was commissioned by the South Bank Centre in London's Waterloo. is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


In June 2007, on returning from the Venice Biennale, Emin donated a piece of artwork, a handsewn blanket called Star Trek Voyager to be auctioned at Elton John's annual glamorous White Tie & Tiara Ball to raise money for The Elton John AIDS Foundation. The piece of artwork sold for £800, 000.[25] Detail of exhibition. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


Emin's works on fabric has been related to other artists such as Louise Bourgeois, who Emin actually mentions in a sewn work called The Older Woman (2005) with the phrase (monoprint on fabric), "I think my Dad should have gone out with someone older like Louise, Louise Bourgeois"[26]. Emin was interviewed by Alan Yentob during the BBC's Imagine documentary Spiderwoman about Louise Bourgeois, aired in the UK on 13th November 2007.[27] Louise Bourgeois (born December 25, 1911, Paris) is an artist and sculptor, whose work has been strongly influenced by the surrealists, abstract expressionism and minimalism. ... Alan Yentob (born March 11, 1947) is a British television executive. ...


Found objects

Emin has often made use of found objects in her work from the early use of a cigarette box found in a car crash in which her uncle died. The most well known example is My Bed, where she displayed her bed. Another instance is the removal of her beach hut from Whitstable to be displayed in a gallery. This work was titled The Last Thing I Said To You Is Don't Leave Me Here (The Hut) (1999). A found object, in an artistic sense, indicates the use of an object which has not been designed for an artistic purpose, but which exists for another purpose already. ... My Bed is a work by the British artist Tracey Emin. ... Whitstable is a town in Kent, England with a population of 30,000. ...


Emin revisited the theme of the bed in 2002, with the mixed media installation, To Meet My Past (2002)[28], another installation with a four poster bed with embroidered text such as Weird Sex and To Meet My Past hanging down alongside the mattress[29]. A four poster bed is a bed with four posts which support a tester. ...


Emin also incorporated stones and rocks which had been thrown through her window in a mixed media piece in her 2005 show. The work consists of a monoprint of herself sitting on a chair with the stones lined up below the drawing in a vitrine. Monoprinting (not to be confused with monotyping) is a print that has images or lines that cannot exactly be reproduced. ...


The Leg (2004) included a plaster cast inside a vitrine, kept by the artist after she broke her leg, exhibited alongside a C-print photograph of the artist wearing the cast.[30]


Installations

Emin has created a number of installation art pieces including Poor Thing (Sarah and Tracey) (2001) which was made up of two hanging frames, hospital gowns, a water bottle and wire. A similar installation called Feeling Pregnant III (2005) made up of fabric hung off wooden and metal coat hangers and stands was a later creation for Emin. Both these installations touch further on Emin's relationship with pregnancy and abortion and can be related to Louise Bourgeois' sculptures such as Untitled (1996), a mobile of hanging clothes, and Untitled (2007), a series of standing bronze sculptures. Louise Bourgeois (born December 25, 1911, Paris) is an artist and sculptor, whose work has been strongly influenced by the surrealists, abstract expressionism and minimalism. ...


The Perfect Place to Grow (2001) was a video installation with a set consisting of a wooden birdhouse, a DVD (shot on Super 8), monitor, trestle, plants, wooden ladder. This installation has been exhibited at the Tate Britain in 2004 in their room dedicated to Emin's work and also White Cube in 2001. It was dedicated to her father, creating the bird house as a tiny home for my dad and Emin thought of the works' title from the idea of nature and nurture[31].


Knowing My Enemy (2002) was a large scale installation created by Emin for her Modern Art Oxford solo show of that year. Consisting of reclaimed wood and steel, Emin created a wooden 'look-out' house upon a long, broken, wooden pier.


It's Not the Way I Want to Die (2005) was another large scale installation, part of Emin's 2005 solo show at White Cube. Emin created a large rollercoaster track with reclaimed timber and metal. Displayed in the same show was a smaller installation work called Self Portrait (2005) which consisted of a tin bath, bamboo, wire and neon light[32]. Another related installation Sleeping With You (2005) consisted of painted reclaimed timber and a thin neon light across a dark wall. [33]


Films

Emin featured with her then boyfriend, Billy Childish, in Quiet Lives (1982) (11 mins, 16mm, written and directed by Eugene Doyen), once available with Cheated and Room for Rent in A Hangman Triple Bill, also known as The Hangman Trilogy, Hangman Films. Quiet Lives is discussed in an article on Childish's films in No Focus: punk on film (Headpress, 2006) Billy Childish (real name Steven John Hamper) or William Charlie Hamper (born December 1, 1959) is an English artist, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. ... Hangman Books Hangman Books was founded in 1981/1982 by Billy Childish, who has remained it’s owner/editor. ...


An autobiographical work is the film, CV Cunt Vernacular (1997), in which Emin narrates her story from childhood in Margate, through her student years, abortions and destruction of her early work. This article is about motion pictures. ...


Top Spot (2004) was Emin's first feature film. Taking its title from a youth centre/disco in Margate (but also a sexual reference), Top Spot, draws heavily on Emin's teenage experiences of growing up in Margate, and features six teenage girls who share their stories. It is also regarded as Emin’s poem to Margate, mixing DV footage and Super 8 film into lyrical montage. The natural beauty of the sea and the sunsets is linked with Margate’s more manmade pleasures, underscored with a selection of 1970s songs that formed the soundtrack to the artist’s own adolescence. It was shot during the summertime in Margate, London, and Egypt. Emin responded by withdrawing the film from general distribution, though it has since been broadcast. A DVD of the film was released in 2004.


Books

  • Six Turkish Tales (1987) was published by Hangman books as written by T. K. Emin. Emin's editor for Six Turkish Tales was Billy Childish and Bill Lewis and the cover was illustrated by Billy Childish.
  • Exploration Of The Soul (1994) An autobiographical short story which goes from Emin¹s conception to age thirteen. It was a limited edition of 200 copies. Signed on inside with 2 original colour photographs. Book is housed in a hand-sewn white cloth bag with 2 coloured cloth letters "TE" hand sewn (colours such came in green, blue, yellow, pink). In 2003, the book was re-released as an edition of 1000 by Counter Editions (minus the cloth bag/photographs).
Front cover of Tracey Emin's memoir, Strangeland, published in 2005.
  • Details of Depression (2003) Written by Emin using her full name, Tracey Karima Emin: Cyprus/London. Another limited edition, stamped on the back cover, which brings together an ancient Arabic poem and a series of photographs taken around Northern Cyprus. Published by Counter Editions at the same time as the re-issued version of Exploration Of The Soul.
  • Strangeland (2005) was Emin's long-awaited memoir. It is divided into three sections, "Motherland", "Fatherland" and "Traceyland". It is written in the first person and conveys an unvarnished look at her life from childhood. Jeanette Winterson wrote, "Her latest writings are painfully honest, and certainly some of it should have been edited out by someone who loves her."[34] Emin's editor for Strangeland was the British novelist Nicholas Blincoe.
  • Tracey Emin: Works 1963 - 2006 (2006) was Emin's first in depth monograph. Published by Rizzoli in October 2006 this in depth book covers her work in all media: drawing, sculpture, film, photography, and writing. The extensive text is based on a long friendship and hundreds of hours of discussion between Emin and Carl Freedman.

Hangman Books Hangman Books was founded in 1981/1982 by Billy Childish, who has remained it’s owner/editor. ... Billy Childish (real name Steven John Hamper) or William Charlie Hamper (born December 1, 1959) is an English artist, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. ... God Is an Atheist: She Doesnt Believe in Me, by Bill Lewis, between 1997 and 2001. ... Image File history File links Emin-Strangeland. ... Image File history File links Emin-Strangeland. ... Jeanette Winterson OBE (born August 27, 1959) is a British novelist. ... Nicholas Blincoe is an English author, critic and screenwriter. ... Carl Freedman (born 1965) is the founder of Counter Gallery. ...

Sculpture

In February 2005, Emin's first public artwork, a bronze sculpture, went on display outside the Oratory, adjacent to Liverpool Cathedral. It consists of a small bird perched on a tall bronze pole, and is designed so that the bird seems to disappear when viewed from the front. It was commissioned by the BBC.[35] North elevation of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


Other sculptures have included Death Mask (2002) which is a bronze cast of her own head. Emin loaned this work to the National Portrait Gallery in 2005, The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in central London which was opened in 1856. ...

The death mask, which enjoyed a popular revival in the nineteenth century, was a method for preserving the final expression and physiognomy of the famous or infamous, largely based on the belief that facial features and proportion could explain personal attributes such as genius or criminality. These likenesses were often produced and distributed in multiples as plaster casts could be taken from a bronze original.

In an ironic reference to the much discussed autobiographical nature of her practice which has dominated critical reception of her work, Emin has cast her own death mask during her life-time creating a contemporary portrait with an historic allusion through her use of this lost tradition.


Death Masks were most usually made of male subjects. The red appliqué fabric on which Emin's bronze head is placed refers to the frequent use of quilting and embroidery in her work, associated with the domestic sphere of women, which challenges masculine frameworks of history and art history. Emin, whose work is often based on images of herself, once commented "It is like they have seen my art by seeing me". In this work she offers herself in perpetuity as an enclosed specimen or museum display, literally transforming herself into an object for the scrutiny of generations to come.[36]

In September 2007, Emin announced she'll be exhibiting new sculpture work in the inaugural Folkestone Triennial which will take place in the Kent town from June until September 2008. Emin said her contribution would be different pieces placed around the town,

I'm going to be making very tiny bronze-cast items of baby clothing. It's baby clothes that I have found in the street, like a mitten or a sock.[37]

Working methods

In common with many YBAs, including Damien Hirst, Emin employs assistants for fabrication purposes, for example sewing the lettering onto her appliquéd pieces. The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991) Damien Hirst (born June 7, 1965) is an English artist and the most prominent of the group that has been dubbed Young British Artists (or YBAs). ...


Work becomes art when it is defined as such by her. A poster she photocopied and put up around her home when her cat Docket went missing became an object collected by people, but was excluded by her from her canon.[38] Similarly in 2002, Emin was commissioned to collaborate with children on an artwork in a primary school in North London. Pupils made the piece with her in Emin's style of sewing cut out letters onto a large piece of material. In 2004, the school enquired if Emin would sign the work so that the school could sell it as an original to raise funds. Emin refused and demanded the return of the tapestry, saying that it was not a piece of her art.[39]


Momart fire

Main article: Momart

On 24 May 2004, a fire in a Momart storage warehouse in East London destroyed many works from the Saatchi collection, including Emin's famous tent with appliquéd letters, Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995 ("The Tent") (1995) and The Last Thing I Said To You Is Don't Leave Me Here ("The Hut") (1999), Emin's blue wooden beach hut that she bought with fellow artist Sarah Lucas and shared with her boyfriend of the time, the gallerist Carl Freedman. Emin spoke out angrily against the general public lack of sympathy, and even amusement, at the loss of the artworks in the fire. However, she also put the loss in perspective, commenting: Momart is a British company specialising in the storage, transportation, and installation of works of art. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Momart is a British company specialising in the storage, transportation, and installation of works of art. ... The Saatchi Gallerys new premises in Chelsea, opening early 2007. ... Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 by Tracey Emin (1995). ... Sarah Lucas (born Holloway, London, 1962) is a contemporary British artist. ... Carl Freedman (born 1965) is the founder of Counter Gallery. ...

I'm also upset about those people whose wedding got bombed last week [in Iraq], and people being dug out from under 400ft of mud in the Dominican Republic.[40]

Venice Biennale (2007)

Main article: Venice Biennale

In August 2006, the British Council announced that they had chosen Emin to produce a show of new and past works for the British Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Emin will be the second woman to produce a solo show for the UK at the Biennale, following Rachel Whiteread in 1997. In a BBC interview, Andrea Rose, the commissioner for the British Pavilion, said the exhibition would allow Emin's work to be viewed "in an international context and at a distance from the YBA generation with which she came to prominence."[41] Detail of exhibition. ... Logo of the British Council British Council building in London British Council, Hong Kong The British Council is one of the UKs cultural relations organisations and which specialises in educational opportunities. ... Detail of exhibition. ... Rachel Whiteread CBE (born 1963) is a British artist, best known for her sculptures, which typically take the form of casts, and first woman to win the Turner Prize. ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991). ...


Emin has chosen the title Borrowed Light[42] for the in-depth exhibition of her work which will open to the public on 10 June 2007. The artist has produced new work especially for the British Pavilion, using a wide variety of media - from needlework, photography and video to drawing, painting, sculpture and neon. A promotional British Council flyer includes an image of a previously unseen monoprint for the exhibition called Fat Minge (1994) which will be included in the show whilst the Telegraph newspaper [43] featured a photo of a new purple neon Legs I (2007) which will be on display (directly inspired by Emin's 2004 purple watercolour Purple Virgin series. Emin herself summed up her Biennale exhibition work as[44], is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Pretty and hard-core

Emin was interviewed about the Venice Biennale in her East London studio by the BBC's Kirsty Wark; this was broadcast on BBC Four television channel in November 2006. Emin showed Wark some work-in-progress, which included large-scale canvases with paintings of Emin's legs and vagina. Starting with the Purple Virgin (2004) acrylic watercolour series with their strong purple brush strokes depicting Emin's naked open legs, leading to Emin's paintings in 2005-6 such as Asleep Alone With Legs Open (2005), the Reincarnation (2005) series and Masturbating (2006) amongst others, these works are a significant new development in her artistic output. Kirsty Anne Wark (born 3 February 1955, in Dumfries) is a Scottish journalist and television presenter best known for fronting the BBC Twos news and current affairs programme Newsnight and its weekly arts annexe Newsnight Review. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 4. ...


In an interview with Lynn Barber published in The Observer newspaper the week before the launch of Emin's biennale show, the artist said of her work, Lynn Barber is a British journalist, currently writing for The Observer. ...

It's the most feminine work I've ever made.

Andrea Rose, the British Pavilion commissioner, added to this commenting on the art Emin has produced, 'It's remarkably ladylike. There is no ladette work - no toilet with a poo in it - and actually it is very mature I think, quite lovely. She is much more interested in formal values than people might expect, and it shows in this exhibition. It's been revelatory working with her. Tracey's reputation for doing shows and hanging them is not good, but she's been a dream to work with. What it shows is that she's moved a long way away from the YBAs. She's quite a lady actually!'[45]

Royal Academician (2007)

On 29 March 2007, Tracey Emin was made Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts. Emin became a member of the Royal Academy joining an elite group of artists including David Hockney, Peter Blake, Anthony Caro and Alison Wilding. This entitles Emin to exhibit up to six works in the annual summer exhibition. [46] is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ...


Emin has a long history of exhibiting her art at the Royal Academy, having been invited to include works at their Summer Exhibitions in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2001. For 2004's Summer Exhibition, Emin was chosen by fellow artist David Hockney to submit two monoprints, one called And I'd Love To Be The One (1997) and another on the topic of Emin's abortion called Ripped Up (1995) as that year's theme celebrated the art of drawing as part of the creative process. Whilst 2007 saw Emin exhibit a neon work called Angel (2005). Emin's art was first included at the Royal Academy as part of the Sensation exhibition in 1997.


Stuckism

Main article: Stuckism

Emin's relationship with the artist and musician Billy Childish led to the name of the Stuckism movement in 1999. Childish, who had mocked Emin's new affiliation to conceptualism in the early '90s, was told by Emin, "Your paintings are stuck, you are stuck! – Stuck! Stuck! Stuck!" (that is, stuck in the past for not accepting the YBA approach to art). He recorded the incident in the poem, "Poem for a Pissed Off Wife" published in "Big Hart and Balls" Hangman Books 1994, from which Charles Thomson, who knew them both, later coined the term Stuckism. The logo on the Stuckism International web site Stuckism is an art movement that was founded in 1999 in Britain by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art. ... Billy Childish (real name Steven John Hamper) or William Charlie Hamper (born December 1, 1959) is an English artist, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. ... The logo on the Stuckism International web site Stuckism is an art movement that was founded in 1999 in Britain by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art. ... Hangman Books Hangman Books was founded in 1981/1982 by Billy Childish, who has remained it’s owner/editor. ... Sir Nicholas Serota Makes an Aquisitions Decision, 2000, painting by Charles Thomson Charles Thomson (born February 6, 1953) is a British artist, painter, poet, photographer. ...


Emin and Childish had remained on friendly terms up until 1999, but the activities of the Stuckist group offended her and caused a lasting rift with Childish. In a 2003 interview, she was asked about the Stuckists:

I don't like it at all," she spat. "I don't really want to talk about it. If your wife was stalked and hounded through the media by someone she'd had a relationship with when she was 18, would you like it? That's what happened to me. I don't find it funny, I find it a bit sick, and I find it very cruel, and I just wish people would get on with their own lives and let me get on with mine.

Childish left The Stuckist movement in 2001.

See also

Installation art uses sculptural materials and other media to modify the way we experience a particular space. ... Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chairs (1965) Conceptual art is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. ...

References

  1. ^ "Tracey Emin with Barry Barker", University of Brighton, December 3, 2003 Retrieved April 2, 2006
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3748179.stm
  3. ^ http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-traceyemin_0918gl.ART.State.Edition1.427dcb6.html
  4. ^ http://www.gossmichaelfoundation.org/
  5. ^ http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=202410
  6. ^ http://www.skyarts.co.uk/SkyArts/Art/Article.aspx?artid=4677
  7. ^ http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ArtistWorks?cgroupid=999999961&artistid=2590&page=1
  8. ^ http://www.parkettart.com/qwr/set_library.php3?directory=63
  9. ^ Terrebly Wrong (1997)
  10. ^ Something (1997)
  11. ^ http://www.tate.org.uk/magazine/issue1/something.htm Tate Magazine issue 1 article written by Melanie McGrath
  12. ^ http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=26487
  13. ^ List of Works in the Turner Prize 1999 brochure, Tate Publishing
  14. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19991020/ai_n14281283
  15. ^ http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/past/?object_id=32 As exhibited in Emin's show Every Part Of Me's Bleeding at the Lehmann Maupin gallery, New York. Photo of one of these watercolours is in their website's relevant Emin exhibition section
  16. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19991020/ai_n14281283
  17. ^ http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/article-18897358-details/The+bare+truth+about+Tracey/article.do
  18. ^ http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-traceyemin_0918gl.ART.State.Edition1.427dcb6.html
  19. ^ http://www.britishcouncil-venice.org/
  20. ^ http://www.artnet.com/artwork/425153950/424046260/tracey-emin-legs-iv.html
  21. ^ http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/news/artmarketwatch/artmarketwatch6-22-07.asp
  22. ^ http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/beverly-hills-2007-11-tracey-emin/ The image of the neon is being used in publicity surrounding the forthcoming exhibition of new Emin work.
  23. ^ http://www.tate.org.uk/btseries/bb/traceyemin/explore/blanket_walkthru.html
  24. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6553327.stm
  25. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/main.jhtml?xml=/fashion/2007/06/29/efwhite129.xml
  26. ^ http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/artists/traceyemin/
  27. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/imagine/article/louise_bourgeois.shtml
  28. ^ http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/artpages/tracey_emin_meet_my_past2.htm
  29. ^ http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/artists/traceyemin/
  30. ^ http://www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/whenithinkaboutsex/7/
  31. ^ http://www.tate.org.uk/btseries/bb/traceyemin/explore/shed_home.html
  32. ^ http://www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/whenithinkaboutsex/5/
  33. ^ http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/artists/traceyemin/
  34. ^ "The Times: Books |Tracey Emin" on jeanettewinterson.com Retrieved March 28, 2006
  35. ^ "Emin unveils 'sparrow' sculpture", BBC News, 2005-02-24. Retrieved on 2007-03-27. 
  36. ^ http://www.npg.org.uk/live/wotraceyemin.asp
  37. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7012916.stm
  38. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/1898461.stm
  39. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/newspapers/sunday_times/style/article428901.ece As referenced in the Sunday Times interview with Emin 30th May 2004
  40. ^ http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1227746,00.html The Guardian]
  41. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5285970.stm
  42. ^ http://www.labiennale.org/en/art/exhibition/en/73805.6.html
  43. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/core/Slideshow/slideshowContentFrameFragXL.jhtml?xml=/arts/slideshows/biennale/pixbiennale.xml&site=
  44. ^ Taken from the British Council flyer to promote the 52nd International Art Exhibition in Venice Biennale
  45. ^ http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/visualart/story/0,,2093995,00.html
  46. ^ http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article2401711.ece

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Further reading

  • Tracey Emin, Borrowed Light: the British Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2007 (London: British Council, 2007) ISBN 0863555896
  • Neal Brown, Tracey Emin (Tate's Modern Artists Series) (London: Tate, 2006) ISBN 1854375423
  • Tracey Emin, Tracey Emin: Works 1963 - 2006 (London: Rizzoli, 2006) ISBN 0847828778
  • Tracey Emin, Strangeland (London: Scepter, 2005) ISBN 0340769440
  • Mandy Merck and Chris Townsend eds., The Art of Tracey Emin (London: Thames & Hudson, 2002) ISBN 0500283850
  • Jennifer Doyle, Sex Objects: Art and the Dialectics of Desire (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006) ISBN 0816645264

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