Tracey Emin, ‘The Kiss was Beautiful; and My Favourite Little Bird’, 2015-2016, Phillips

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Both sheets: 70 x 50 cm (27 1/2 x 19 5/8 in.)

Signature: Both signed and annotated 'X' in silver ink, from the unnumbered editions of 500, published by Emin International, London, both framed.

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 - One Artist Per Time, Dio Horia, Mikonos
2016
britARTnia, Opera Gallery, London
2015
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
The Line - One Artist Per Time, 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
britARTnia, Opera Gallery, London
2016
GLASSFEVER - Contemporary Art in Glass, Fondazione Berengo, Dordrecht
2015
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London
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