Tracey Emin, ‘Is Legal Sex Anal?’, 1998, Phillips

Another work from this edition is in the Tate Modern, London permanent collection.

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Ten Years: Tracey Emin, exh. cat., Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2002, p. 38 (illustrated)
Tracey Emin BP, exh. cat., Tate Britain, London, 2004 (illustrated)
Seduced: Art & Sex from Antiquity to Now, exh. cat., Barbican Centre, London 2006 (illustrated)
H. Luard and P. Miles, eds., Tracey Emin: Works 1963-2006, New York: Rizzoli, 2006, p. 363 (illustrated)

Jay Jopling, London
Christie's, London, Post War and Contemporary Art Day Auction, 1 July 2010, lot 133
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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