Tracey Emin (UK)

As the decade of the 1990′s rolled into the millennium, the phrases ‘contemporary artist’ and ‘woman artist’ became increasingly synonymous with the name, Tracey Emin. Indeed, while several contemporary woman artists currently enjoy public fame, critical acclaim and conspicuous market and exhibition status, none claims the profile of ‘household name’ or is more connected to the public perception of what a contemporary woman artist is, more that Emin. This high-profile persona is the result of two complementary factors. Emin’s reputation as an ‘Enfant Terrible’ among her transgressive and controversial colleagues, the Y.B.A’s (Young British Artists), with whom she emerged into the public’s awareness in the early 90′s. A media-friendly poster-girl of the burgeoning¬†movement, the who’s who social circle and celebrity patrons have secured her fame and fortune. The second factor which has contributed to this, perhaps in equal measure, is the confessional and no-holds-barred, self-revelatory content of her art.

This quality is exemplified in two signature works with which she has become inextricably linked in the public imagination: Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995 (The Tent) and My Bed (1999) for which she became a Turner Prize nominee. Both tenderly intimate and seeringly confrontational, these installations graphically chronicle two of Emin’s preoccupations; her checkered sexual appetites and exploits and her personal roster of vices; – drink, drugs, fame and material consumption.

A staple of the international art and exhibition scene, Emin’s status has been sealed in recent years with landmark shows. In 2007, she represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, and in 2011 The Hayward Gallery, London, showed a career retrospective of her work. In 2011 she was made a Royal Academician.

Emin’s work combines both traditional and conventional formats and techniques such as painting, printmaking, drawing and her embroidered wall hangings, with more contemporary approaches such as installations and neon wall-pieces.

Walking Around My World

Year: 2011

Type: Signed Limited Edition Polymer Gravure

Edition Size: 300

Size: 63x52cm

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You Can’t Fuck A Shoe

Year: 2010

Type: Signed Limited Edition Polymer Gravure

Edition Size: 200

Framed Size: 52.5×41.5cm

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Hades Hades Hades

Year: 2009

Type: Signed Limited Edition Screenprint on Cotton and Hand Stitched onto Floral Fabric

Edition Size: 200

Framed Size: 63.5×53.5cm

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The Beginning of Me

Year: 2012

Type: Signed Limited Edition Three Colour Screenprint on Cotton Fabric

Edition Size: 175

Framed Size: 56x61cm

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Sitting With You

Year: 2013

Type: Signed Limited Edition Etching

Edition Size: 200

Framed Size: 30.5x38cm

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She Lay Down

Year: 2011

Type: Signed Limited Edition Lithograph on Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper

Edition Size: 150

Framed Size: 84x67cm

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Laying with the Olive Trees

Year: 2011

Type: Signed Limited Edition Lithograph on Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper

Edition Size: 150

Framed Size: 84x67cm

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