Tracey Emin is the latest artist to have her design for a Brit Award unveiled, ahead of the ceremony which takes place in February 2015. The artist chose to turn the statuette of Brittania pink and adorn it with her own spidery handwriting; which reads: ‘Congratulations on your talent on your life – On everything you give to others -Thank you’
The design follows on from previous designs by Vivienne Westwood and Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin is the latest prominent British figure to create the award; on designing the statue, she said: “You want to do it really well. You don’t just want to decorate it, you want to make something that is really Tracey-ish, that is special for the people receiving it.”
Each year, a figure from the world of creative arts is asked to come up with their own design on the figurine. This year the Royal Academician, and Turner Prize nominee has also created the addition of a rosette motif to the rear of the statue.
“You want to do it really well. You don’t just want to decorate it, you want to make something that is really Tracey-ish, that is special for the people receiving it,” Emin continued.
Emin is the fifth artist to redesign the statue, which has also been reimagined by Peter Blake, and Philip Treacy. The Brit awards celebrate the best in British and international music, and will take place on 25th February next year at the O2 in London.
The artist is best-known for her Turner-nominated artwork, ‘My Bed’, and a tent embroidered with the names of many of her lovers, called ‘Everyone I Have Ever Slept With’ – the unmade bed covered in debris which she exhibited at Tate Britain after she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1999 went on to sell for £2.2 million at auction in July of this year.