Tracey Emin, ‘Exploration of the Soul - Monoprint (unique) plus (2) photographs held in a limited edition hand signed and inscribed book, housed in a hand sewn bag. Provenance: From the Estate of Tim Hunt, (agent for the Andy Warhol Foundation) and collection of Tama Janowitz (bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" and Warhol pal)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Exploration of the Soul - Monoprint (unique) plus (2) photographs held in a limited edition hand signed and inscribed book, housed in a hand sewn bag. Provenance: From the Estate of Tim Hunt, (agent for the Andy Warhol Foundation) and collection of Tama Janowitz (bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" and Warhol pal)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Exploration of the Soul - Monoprint (unique) plus (2) photographs held in a limited edition hand signed and inscribed book, housed in a hand sewn bag. Provenance: From the Estate of Tim Hunt, (agent for the Andy Warhol Foundation) and collection of Tama Janowitz (bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" and Warhol pal)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Exploration of the Soul - Monoprint (unique) plus (2) photographs held in a limited edition hand signed and inscribed book, housed in a hand sewn bag. Provenance: From the Estate of Tim Hunt, (agent for the Andy Warhol Foundation) and collection of Tama Janowitz (bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" and Warhol pal)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Exploration of the Soul - Monoprint (unique) plus (2) photographs held in a limited edition hand signed and inscribed book, housed in a hand sewn bag. Provenance: From the Estate of Tim Hunt, (agent for the Andy Warhol Foundation) and collection of Tama Janowitz (bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" and Warhol pal)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Exploration of the Soul - Monoprint (unique) plus (2) photographs held in a limited edition hand signed and inscribed book, housed in a hand sewn bag. Provenance: From the Estate of Tim Hunt, (agent for the Andy Warhol Foundation) and collection of Tama Janowitz (bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" and Warhol pal)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Exploration of the Soul - Monoprint (unique) plus (2) photographs held in a limited edition hand signed and inscribed book, housed in a hand sewn bag. Provenance: From the Estate of Tim Hunt, (agent for the Andy Warhol Foundation) and collection of Tama Janowitz (bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" and Warhol pal)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Exploration of the Soul - Monoprint (unique) plus (2) photographs held in a limited edition hand signed and inscribed book, housed in a hand sewn bag. Provenance: From the Estate of Tim Hunt, (agent for the Andy Warhol Foundation) and collection of Tama Janowitz (bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" and Warhol pal)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery

Ultimate gift for true Tracey Emin fan and collector.
This impressive, multi-disciplinary work consisting of two limited edition photographs, a (unique) monoprint, a hand sewn hand made cloth bag and a first edition, hand signed and numbered book (limited edition of 200) has superb provenance; it was acquired from the estate of Tim Hunt (former gallerist and agent for the Andy Warhol Foundation) and collection of his widow Tama Janowitz (bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" and former Warhol confidant). Emin gifted this work to Tim Hunt. Illustrated with two photographs and a unique monoprint by Emin, and a hand sewn cloth bag with the artist's initials (each one also unique) First edition, first impression. Edition of 200. Inscribed by the artist "I wanted this to be the truth, Tracey Emin 1994" From the original edition of 200, “Exploration of the Soul” contains characteristic elements for which Emin has become famous: the appliqué stitching, small, detailed artistic work, and catharsis through self-exploration and self-expression. Containing 20 unnumbered leaves, two original color photographs, and an original monoprint, this item is an autobiographical book in the form of a poetic text, recounting significant moments in Emin’s life up until the age of thirteen. It begins with a celebration of the endless cycle of life represented by nature (the sea, the stars, the sun, the earth’s rotation) and human love-making, as an introduction to the passionate encounter in which the artist imagines her and her twin brother Paul’s conception.

Tracey Emin is a notable and prolific British artist recognized for her place in the Young British Artists movement of the 1990s, and in particular for her provocative and controversial works such as Everyone I have ever slept with 1963-1995 and My Bed, which was on display at London's Tate Modern gallery as part of her nomination for the Turner Prize in 1999.

As illustrated in these works and others, Tracey Emin explores very personal and sometimes turbulent childhood experiences and sexual history in her art which is often described as confessional. These sources are reflected very literally, creating strikingly autobiographical pieces, the titles of which convey exactly what the viewer sees without veiling the works in metaphor or symbolism. She works in a wide variety of media including neon lighting, needle point, and photography.

Signature: Inscribed by the artist "I wanted this to be the truth, Tracey Emin 1994" in blue ink, signed and numbered from the limited edition of 200 - with each bag a hand-sewn unique variant + (unique) monoprint

Tracey Emin, Neal Brown, p. 64

Estate of Tim Hunt (former gallerist and agent for the Andy Warhol Foundation) and collection of his widow Tama Janowitz (bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" and former Warhol confidant). Emin gifted this work to Tim Hunt.

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

Solo Shows

2017
Brussels,
Tracey Emin — The Memory of your Touch
2014
London, UK,
The Last Great Adventure is You
2012
São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil,
You Don't Believe in Love But I Believe in You
2011
London, UK,
Tracey Emin - The Vanishing Lake
2009
London, UK,
Those who suffer Love
2005
London, UK,
When I Think about Sex...
2001
London, UK,
You forgot to kiss my soul
1993
London, UK,
My Major Retrospective 1963-1993
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