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Tracey Emin

I Kiss You (Kentish Town), 2015

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Tracey Emin

Provocative work, controversial headlines, and a staggering list of professional achievements: few artists of the last 20 years can match Tracey Emin. Born in London in 1963, Emin rose to fame as part of the YBA generation of British artists—a now illustrious group that includes Sarah Lucas, Damien Hirst, and Rachel Whiteread—after her inclusion in Charles Saatchi’s Sensation exhibition at London’s Royal Academy. Just two years later, in 1999, Emin was nominated for the Turner Prize where she exhibited one of her most sensationalized works, the installation My Bed, a representation of abject, suicidal depression littered with personal items that sold at auction for £2.5 million in 2014.

Emin’s work takes many forms, but the underlying themes remain consistent, most often asking her viewers to examine the roll of autobiography in the creative process, the meaning of subjectivity, and the importance of personal history. With the 2007 British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the title of Royal Academician, and the role of Professor of Drawing at the Academy among her honors, Emin is without a doubt one of our most significant contemporary artists.

Provocative work, controversial headlines, and a staggering list of professional achievements: few artists of the last 20 years can match Tracey Emin. Born in London in 1963, Emin rose to fame as part of the YBA generation of British artists—a now illustrious group that includes Sarah Lucas, Damien Hirst, and Rachel Whiteread—after her inclusion in Charles Saatchi’s Sensation exhibition at Londo […] more

I Kiss You (Kentish Town), 2015

Tracey Emin’s public fame grew from My Bed and Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995. However, these installations are only the sensationalized peak of a mountain of work. The base of this mountain—and the core of Emin’s practice—remains in drawing and painting, monoprints, and with her own written word.

A beautiful example of Emin’s use of her own handwriting across various media, I Kiss You (Kentish Town), 2015 depicts one of the artist’s neon works displayed in a shop window in London’s Kentish Town neighborhood. Emin’s highly confessional artistic output finds a more subtle and intimate expression in these works, forming a striking juxtaposition against the bold glow of neon—a medium Emin has worked with consistently since the early 90s. Signed and numbered by the artist on the front of the print and presented in a limited edition of 50 pieces alongside ten artist’s proofs, this C-Print on gloss paper captures the quintessentially British spirit of an iconic artist.

Tracey Emin’s public fame grew from My Bed and Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995. However, these installations are only the sensationalized peak of a mountain of work. The base of this mountain—and the core of Emin’s practice—remains in drawing and painting, monoprints, and with her own written word. A beautiful example of Emin’s […] more

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Tracey Emin
I Kiss You (Kentish Town), 2015

Size:
33,7 x 45,7 cm

Material:
C-Print on gloss paper
(Photo by Tim Bowditch)

Edition:
50 + 10 AP, signed and numbered

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