Tracey Emin, ‘Be Faithful to Your Dreams’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Be Faithful to Your Dreams’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Be Faithful to Your Dreams’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Be Faithful to Your Dreams’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Be Faithful to Your Dreams’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Be Faithful to Your Dreams’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery

MOMART is the famous British art handling company, and each year they commissioned artists to create a limited edition art work to serve as a Christmas gift - the MOMART "Christmas Card" to their most valued clients. Tracey Emin created the MOMART gift for 1999, and this lovely 16 square inch embroidered handkerchief was her contribution to the project.
The tradition of the Momart Christmas Card goes back to 1984 when the first object – a festive card – was designed for us by Bruce McLean. Each year, for over 30 years, an artist, with whom we have an established relationship, has been invited to design a limited Christmas card edition for Momart’s clients. Since then we have been lucky to collaborate on this project with many of the top British and international artists including Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Gary Hume, Sarah Lucas, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. The complete series of Momart Christmas card is now part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate, and several other international museums.
In excellent condition with original accompanying card with title, artist biography and information about the art work. The works were not numbered, but thought to have been created in an edition of approximately 500. A rare, vintage collectible - for true Tracey Emin fans! In excellent condition, with original folds as issued.

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Signature: Embroidered signature

Manufacturer: MOMART Inc. UK

MOMART, Inc.

About Tracey Emin

A prominent member of the Young British Artists (YBAs), Emin works in a wide range of mediums, including film, painting, neon, embroidery, drawing, installation, and sculpture. Her work is intensely personal, revealing intimate details of her life with brutal honesty and poetic humor. She has spoken of “the narcissism behind what I do—the self, self, self—and how difficult it is for me to really share things, even though I think I am sharing all the time.” This paradoxical approach—at once audacious and confessional, narcissistic and self-deprecatory—earned Emin a nomination for the Turner Prize in 1999. Though she did not win, Emin received significant acclaim for her installation titled My Bed, which featured the artist’s unmade bed surrounded by personal items (from slippers to empty liquor bottles, cigarette butts, and condoms), exploring the allegorical qualities of a bed as a place of birth, sex, and death.

British, b. 1963, Croydon, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights

2013
Tracey Emin: Angel without You | Knight Exhibition Series