7 February 2016

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Tracey Emin Fights Planning Authority To Knock Down Listed Building

 The Turner Prize nominated artist Tracey Emin, best known for her ‘ Unmade Bed’ installation is at the center of a continuing planning row with Tower Hamlets council. This is the second YBA artist (See: Conservationists Tell Damien Hirst Swimming Pools And Art Don’t Mix) to have caught the attention of the press concerning the over-development of an […]

29 October 2015

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Francis Bacon, Alex Katz, Among Representational Artists Explored At White Cube

White Cube Bermondsey presents ‘Tightrope Walk: Painted Images after Abstraction’, a group exhibition, curated by Barry Schwabsky. The exhibition brings together almost 70 paintings by some 40 artists, showing how the act of making a representational painting has been redefined over the past century, following the emergence of abstraction. The exhibition also considers the effect […]

21 September 2015

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Brian Sewell – Waspishly Undistorted By Political Correctitudes

Brian Sewell, the notorious British art critic, was a showman. He knew exactly how to play the part of critic. Stimulating, extreme in opinion, and extremely amusing. Sewell revelled in his own eccentricity, sharing his often outrageous opinions in the belief that others wished to do so but were lacking in honesty. He also believed […]

24 August 2015

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Tracey Emin: Art Car Boot Fair Moves To Margate

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, a staple of the London art scene usually held every year in London’s East End, is changing location and moving to the seaside town of Margate – but for one day only. Along with the move, YBA Tracey Emin will also be selling her work out of the back […]

27 July 2015

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Tracey Emin Upsets Neighbours With Plans To Demolish Local Landmark Building

Tracey Emin has come up against opposition from her Shoreditch neighbours, after submitting plans to demolish a local landmark building and replace it with a contemporary David Chipperfield designed home and studio structure. Local conservationists have expressed outrage after an application to demolish the three-storey historic building in Spitalfields, East London became know. Comments on Twitter and on the Facebook […]

26 June 2015

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Women Artists Shatter The Glass Ceiling – But At What Cost?

I should stand up for fellow art bitches and applaud this week’s lyst of the most wealthy female artists: were your gut feelings also instantly of “female artists are rich?”,or even, “female artists make money?”. What a happy event that we can congratulate ten women who’ve well and truly managed to quit the full time […]

15 June 2015

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Simonised: Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Gleams In Photos

I love the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair! Where else can you go to mix with internationally recognised artists like Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, Tracey Emin, Bob and Roberta Smith, Darren Coffield, Ben Eine and Matt Collishaw and buy their original artwork for a fraction of the price that galleries charge. Most of the work has […]

22 May 2015

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Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Goes To The Dogs: Get Ready London

The date for this years Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is fast approaching! After a dozen wildly successful years they’re finally going to the dogs and have decided to give a light canine theme to this years fair! It will be the biggest line-up to date with over 100 artists, a whole slew of exciting new […]

30 March 2015

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Tracey Emin Unveils My Bed At Tate Britain Fifteen Years Later

The Turner Prize nominated My Bed, 1998, by Tracey Emin will be unveiled as one of the highlights of Tate Britain’s newly rehung displays, opening to the public on 31 March 2015. Emin’s bed is one of Britain’s most controversial works of modern art. It became a press sensation when it was shown in the 1999 Turner Prize exhibition, for which Emin was […]

1 March 2015

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Tracey Emin Commissioned To Redesign Book-jackets For Henry Miller’s Tropic Novels

The Turner prize nominated artist Tracey Emin has been commissioned to redesign covers for the Penguin editions of two classic novels by Henry Miller ‘Tropic of Cancer’ and ‘Tropic of Capricorn’. Emin’s sexually charged art is a perfect match for Miller’s novels which were groundbreaking when they were published by Grove Press in the 1930s. […]

26 February 2015

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Tracey Emin Surprises The World With Large-Scale Works For Brit Awards 2015

Tracey Emin was recently the latest artist to have her design for a Brit Award unveiled late last year – and ahead of the ceremony which took place last night. 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 […]

19 February 2015

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Thirty Leading International Artists Presented In New Zabludowicz Collection Exhibition

Zabludowicz Collection is to present a new major exhibition featuring over 30 leading international artists, including eight Turner Prize winners, to celebrate 20 years of pioneering activity. Bringing together significant works, many never before seen in the UK, the exhibition reflects the attitude of bold experimentation that defines the Zabludowicz Collection. Founded in 1994 by […]

18 February 2015

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Johnnie Shand Kydd Exhibits Photographs Of Tracey Emin’s And Grayson Perry’s YBA Greek Holidays

Every year for the past 18 years English photographer Johnnie Shand Kydd has photographed the art scene as they holiday on the Greek island of Hydra each summer, photographing artists, curators and writers who have been invited to vacation at the British art collector Pauline Karpidas’ holiday home on the Greek island of Hydra. The […]

2 February 2015

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Selfies And Horror At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary presents the exhibition ‘Self’ which posits the question, in a world where ‘selfies’ have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day? The ‘selfie’ has become a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated […]

23 January 2015

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Tracey Emin’s Pivotal Installation Exorcism Under The Hammer For £600,000

Christie’s has announced it is selling a particularly pivotal, not to mention large installation by one-time YBA tracey Emin called ‘Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made’. The work is estimated to go under the hammer at £600,000 to £800,000. The work consists of 12 big acrylic-on-canvas paintings, seven body paintings and a grand […]

29 December 2014

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Tracey Emin Never Slept In My Bed States Oxford Art Historian

Tracey Emin’s Turner prize nominated ‘My Bed’, which recently sold at Christie’s for £2.5m is not the real deal an expert has said. The British Art Historian Martin Kemp (no relation to Martin Kemp of the band Spandau Ballet) claims that Tracey Emin’s best known installation, My Bed (1998) was never actually slept in, by […]

3 December 2014

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Brit Artist Tracey Emin’s Design For Brit Awards Statuette Unveiled

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 […]

15 November 2014

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Tracey Emin Raises Ebola Awareness By Designing New Band Aid 30 Single

The sleeve design for the Band Aid 30 single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)’ has been designed by no other than Tracey Emin Artlyst reveals. The design incorporates one of her signature neon text works which reads Faith, Love and Trust, You Me and the World but the word world looks like it spells […]

29 October 2014

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Chapman Brothers Tattoo Gallery Visitors Alongside Tracey Emin’s Tent

The Chapman brothers are known for their provocative and often confrontational art, and this time you may well be going home with it. For the exhibition titled ‘In the Realm of the Unmentionable’- continuing the the artists’ exploration of issues surrounding consumer culture, Western identity and human mortality – at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings; the […]

10 October 2014

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Tracey Emin Commissioned To Design 2015 Brit Award Statuette

Tracey Emin has been chosen to design the statuette for this year’s Brit Awards, which takes place in February 2015. The Turner Prize nominated artist also launched her first major commercial exhibition in Europe, for five years, at White Cube gallery, Bermondsey, this week. Ms Emin is best known for her unmade bed installation, which […]

7 October 2014

Tracey Emin: New Exhibition Continues Her Quest For Self Examination

In her first solo exhibition in a London gallery, for five years, Tracey Emin continues her fascination with self-examination and self-reflection. The work consists of drawings, bronze sculptures, large scale embroideries,  gouache paintings and neon works, mainly depicting the female nude form, in various compositions floating in front of an empty background. The work creates […]

20 September 2014

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Tracey Emin And Mat Collishaw Take Over Lanvin, London – For One Night Only

Saturday 20th September British Artists Tracey Emin and Mat Collishaw Take Over Lanvin, London for Nuit Blanche Video. For one night only, a dusk-til-dawn international festival where contemporary video art takes over London’s West End. In celebration of the best of British art, a video of one of Tracey Emin’s iconic neon pieces will take […]

15 September 2014

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Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry Exhibit For Maserati

‘Iconic’ British artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry and Patrick Hughes have marked the opening of the new Maserati Marshall Motor Group showroom in Peterborough with an exhibition of exclusive art works. Invited guests were given the opportunity to see the exhibition of British masterpieces at a champagne reception at the brand new […]

5 September 2014

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Felix Treadwell Wins Prestigious Hix Award For Emerging Art

Last night saw the annual Hix awards for emerging art presented by Tracey Emin at the Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery in Shoreditch. The winner of this year’s competition was Felix Treadwell, an artist to watch out for. This Camberwell Graduate also attended Kyoto Seika Universtity in Japan and his work reflects this influence. Think Julian […]

21 August 2014

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Tracey Emin Work To Be Auctioned In Aid Of Prince’s Children’s Art Foundation

Contemporary art from well know artists such as Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Idris Khan and Xavier Mascaro will be auctioned from 17th September to 1st October, culminating in a live auction on Wednesday 1st October at the Saatchi Gallery, London in aid of the Princes Foundation For Children & The Arts. The BE […]

16 August 2014

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Tracey Emin Announces Her First London Commercial Gallery Exhibition In Five Years

Tracey Emin returns to London this October with her first major gallery exhibition at White Cube, in five years. The Last Great Adventure is You’, is an exhibition of new work featuring bronze sculptures, gouaches, paintings, large-scale embroideries and neon works, the exhibition chronicles the contemplative nature of work by an artist who has consistently […]

11 August 2014

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Tracey Emin Creates Original Artwork For Folkestone Art Car Boot Fair

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair makes its final stop in Folkestone after a successful run in Liverpool, during the launch of the Biennial and London, on its home-turf in Shoreditch. This event, showcasing the best of Brit art at the opening weekend of the Folkestone Triennial is bound to be a winner. Tracey Emin […]

8 August 2014

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Scottish Independence: Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin and Gavin Turk Vote No

Is Nationalism a cultural black hole? This is a question raised time and time again when arguing that Scotland should sever ties with the United Kingdom

29 July 2014

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Tate Secures Tracey Emin My Bed Installation For Long Term Loan

Tracey Emin’s Turner prize nominated ‘My Bed’, which recently sold at Christie’s for £2.5m, a record for the artist, will return to the UK after a long-term loan to Tate is finalised. Full details will be announced in the autumn.   Count Duerckheim the new owner of the installation said: ‘I always admired the honesty […]

23 July 2014

Anarchic Art Event Celebrates 20th Anniversary With A Fete Worse Than Death

Last weekend, ‘A Fete Worse Then Death’ celebrated its 20th Anniversary of anarchic art activity with an event curated by Darren Coffield, Sam Walker and Alice Herrick. The Fete ran from 12-8pm on Rivington Street on 19th July 2014 with stalls & live performances from noon until midnight in the Red Market & Gallery. The […]

2 July 2014

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Tracey Emin’s Turner Prize Nominated Unmade Bed Fetches £2.5m At Christie’s

Tracey Emin’s Turner Prize nominated ‘My Bed’ installation has sold at Christie’s, London salesroom tonight for £2.5m (including commission), a record for the artist. The sculpture was consigned by Charles Saatchi to raise money for his Gallery’s education programme. The artwork was estimated to fetch between £800,000 to $1.5 million in the sale. It was […]

30 June 2014

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Tracey Emin Unmade Bed Goes Under The Hammer At Christie’s 1 July

Tracey Emin’s unmade, My Bed, 1998 goes under the hammer at Christie’s tomorrow and is expected to realise in excess of £1m. The piece of installation art, which includes dirty knickers, used condoms and empty booze bottles exemplifies Tracey at her wild-child best. The sculpture is being sold by the art dealer Charles Saatchi to […]