Tracey Emin, ‘Everybody Needs a Place to Think (Limited Edition Vintage Promotional Handkerchief, VIP Invitation and Box) for British Broadcasting Company (BBC 4) ’, 2002, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Everybody Needs a Place to Think (Limited Edition Vintage Promotional Handkerchief, VIP Invitation and Box) for British Broadcasting Company (BBC 4) ’, 2002, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Everybody Needs a Place to Think (Limited Edition Vintage Promotional Handkerchief, VIP Invitation and Box) for British Broadcasting Company (BBC 4) ’, 2002, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Everybody Needs a Place to Think (Limited Edition Vintage Promotional Handkerchief, VIP Invitation and Box) for British Broadcasting Company (BBC 4) ’, 2002, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Everybody Needs a Place to Think (Limited Edition Vintage Promotional Handkerchief, VIP Invitation and Box) for British Broadcasting Company (BBC 4) ’, 2002, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Everybody Needs a Place to Think (Limited Edition Vintage Promotional Handkerchief, VIP Invitation and Box) for British Broadcasting Company (BBC 4) ’, 2002, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Everybody Needs a Place to Think (Limited Edition Vintage Promotional Handkerchief, VIP Invitation and Box) for British Broadcasting Company (BBC 4) ’, 2002, Alpha 137 Gallery

A must have vintage (2002) piece of Emin ephemera for true Tracey fans! Highly collectible early work - this was never marketed to the general public as she designed it as an exclusive VIP promotion!
Everybody Needs a Place to Think, is a highly collectible limited edition screen-print on handkerchief created by YBA artist Tracey Emin. Emin was commissioned by the BBC to create a gift to accompany the VIP invitation to their launch party of BBC Four. The work bears the text inscription "Everybody Needs a Place to Think", the text "BBC Four" (three times), an image of a dog with a bone, and Tracey's printed signature and date of 2002. This work is held in its original cardboard box, and is accompanied by the original card invitation to the launch party for BBC Four on February 28, 2002. The invitation also includes printed text by Tracey Emin in her recognizable handwriting outlining the event details, and noting "Please bring this invitation with you, otherwise you're not going to get in, Love, Tracey X." While attendees were able to keep the handkerchief, they were forced to surrender the invitation, making this full set especially uncommon and collectible.
This work is in excellent condition with original folds, as issued, and has never been framed. The handkerchief measures 20.25 by 21 inches; the gift box measures 5.5 by 5.5 inches and the invitation card measures 5.25 by 5.25 inches.
Produced by: BBC 4, British Broadcasting Company
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WORK, SEE NEWS ARTICLE BELOW:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1796731.stm

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Signature: Plate signed and dated on recto

Publisher: BBC 4, British Broadcasting Company

BBC 4, UK
Acquired directly from an employee of the BBC who ran the promotion. Below is the link to an article about the work:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1796731.stm

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