Tracey Emin, ‘I Promise To Love You’, 2014, Julien's Auctions

A leading figure of the Young British Artists (YBA) group, Tracey Emin's I Promise To Love You originally used red and blue neon as the medium to illuminate her promise. This unique limited edition digital print highlights the glowing words of an anxious message to the viewer as if its author is gently pleading for the viewer to accept her message. The power of love is conveyed gently through the pulsing of color which eventually led to a dark red. Emin exhibits with several galleries around the world, and currently has a show at Lehmann Maupin, New York. Her work can be found in numerous major collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. —Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

Signature: Signed in silver ink to lower left "Tacey Emin 2014".

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