Tracey Emin, ‘NOT A HAPPY KITTEN’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘NOT A HAPPY KITTEN’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is a scarce vintage silkscreen on linen Tea Towel by Tracey Emin entitled "NOT A HAPPY KITTEN." Underneath the text "NOT A HAPPY KITTEN" is an image of a kitten, and under that text that reads "IN FACT, I'D SAY IT WAS A DOG."
This terrific work was made exclusively for the Oxford Museum of Modern Art in 2003 in a very limited edition, which sold out almost immediately. Although the edition is not known, these are rarely seen and are very desirable Tracey Emin works. Other than this very one - we have not found any others on the market - so it is extremely rare indeed. In fine condition too. In addition to being delightful - it is also highly collectible.
In fine condition, with the original creases and folds exactly as it was offered by the Oxford Museum. This is unframed, but would look terrific framed. Also makes a whimsical and memorable gift.
Provenance: Oxford Museum of Art

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Signature: Bears Tracey Emin printed name and copyright logo in red, far right. (see photo)

Publisher: Tracey Emin for Oxford Museum of Art

Oxford Museum of Art

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