Tracey Emin, ‘Wanting You  ’, 2015, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Wanting You  ’, 2015, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Wanting You  ’, 2015, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Wanting You  ’, 2015, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tracey Emin, ‘Wanting You  ’, 2015, Alpha 137 Gallery

Terrific and memorable gift! When Tracey Emin first offered these limited edition embroidered handkerchiefs, they sold out immediately, and now, as many collectors know, they sell at auction and privately for many thousands of dollars - with one of these works fetching US $8,800 at a March, 2016 public auction and others selling for comparably high prices. The work is hand signed but unnumbered, though it is said to have been created in an edition of only 50. "Wanting You" is a highly collectible embroidered handkerchief created by Tracey Emin. She sold limited quantities in 2014, and again in 2015. This one is from 2015. It is inspired by her popular neon light installations that spell out her intimate thoughts, desires, fears, and passions, in her recognizable script. As demonstrated in this piece, Emin’s work is frequently self-referential, and she consistently illustrates her own experiences and emotions in intense, intimate engagements with the viewer. This fabric work is accompanied by an ink signed and dated tag, with the lovely inscribed message, "With You in Mind." In excellent condition, with original folds, as issued. A linen napkin is here embroidered with a Emin’s “wanting you” heart motif, popularized by the artist’s neon sign featuring the same design and text. Emin's works are always made using her signature hand script, emphasizing the personal nature of their commentary. Many of her other works are less confrontational, but all are still extremely personal. Each includes a deeply heartfelt message about love nearly always tinged with sadness or anger –they might be seen as a more honest version of the sort of aphorisms found in Valentine’s Day cards.
Mint condition; never used; with original folds as issued.

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Signature: Ink signed Tracy Emin with the hand written inscription "With You in Mind" and dated 2015 by the artist on attached blue tag

Manufacturer: Emin International

Tracey Emin/Emin International (sold out)

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

Solo Shows

Tracey Emin — The Memory of your Touch
London, UK,
The Last Great Adventure is You
São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil,
You Don't Believe in Love But I Believe in You
London, UK,
Tracey Emin - The Vanishing Lake
London, UK,
Those who suffer Love
London, UK,
When I Think about Sex...
London, UK,
You forgot to kiss my soul
London, UK,
My Major Retrospective 1963-1993
View Artist's CV