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 On Artsy

2017
The Line, Dio Horia, Mikonos
2016
britARTnia, Opera Gallery, London
2015
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
The Line, Dio Horia, Mikonos
2016
Tracey Emin, New Monotypes, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
Contemporary Magic, The Untitled Space, New York
2017
WORD UP, EHC Fine Art, Washington DC
2017
Self-Portrait, Mind Set Art Center, Taipei City
2016
Festive Christmas Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, Hong Kong
2016
Christmas Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
2016
britARTnia, Opera Gallery, London
2015
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London
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