20 July 2012

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Ecstatic Tracey Emin Carries The Torch For Margate

Tracey Emin may not have won the Turner Prize for her unmade bed, but she is a local hero in Margate, almost single handedly promoting the regeneration of this shabby seaside town. Emin looks ecstatic as she, yet again became the centre of attention, saying carrying the Olympic torch was an overwhelming experience.  The artist […]

20 June 2012

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Tracey Emin Unveils Seven Sculptures In London’s Square Mile

The City of London Corporation has announced the unveiling of seven sculptures in London’s Square Mile by internationally renowned artists Michael Craig-Martin, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Dan Graham, Thomas Houseago, Julian Opie and Yayoi Kusama transforming Great St Helen’s in the City of London. Great St Helen’s: Sculpture Space, is a free open-air curated exhibition […]

19 June 2012

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Cultural Olympiad Launches With First Rate Visual Art Lineup

The London 2012 Festival opens with a bang and a bounce as Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller exhibits his life-size inflatable replica of Stonehenge. The work entitled ‘Sacrilege’ will ‘pop up’ for the first time at the National Botanical Gardens in Carmarthen to mark the opening day of the Cultural Olympiad. The representation of […]

12 June 2012

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BBC Diamond Jubilee Mosaic Unveiled At Turner Contemporary

In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee BBC South East asked their viewers and listeners to help create a unique artwork to commemorate the event. More than 5,000 BBC South East viewers and listeners submitted family portraits, photos of their ancestors, snaps of important occasions in their lives and of times that made them laugh. The […]

31 May 2012

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Ivor Braka’s Sculpture Garden Revealed In Dispute

Ivor Braka, the millionaire art dealer, who has recently been involved in the sale of works by Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon, has taken guerilla gardening to another level by installing several sculptures in a garden behind his Victorian house in Knightsbridge. The sculptures are works created by Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin. Both pieces […]

29 May 2012

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London Prepares For A Diverse Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The 244th edition of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition gets underway next week with a series of press views and special openings. The world’s largest open submission contemporary art show will be continuing  the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. […]

26 May 2012

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Tracey Emin Chosen As Margates Official Olympic Torchbearer

The unstoppable British Artist Tracey Emin has been asked by Margate council to carry the Olympic torch through the town as part of a Nationwide event . The Olympic flame was handed over to organisers of the London Games at a ceremony in Athens on 17 May. Spyros Capralos, the President of the Hellenic Olympic […]

25 May 2012

Tracey Emin Generic Filler For Rodin And Turner Sandwich

You can’t help but admire Tracey Emin’s for wanting to use her name and art for the good in reviving her home town of Margate.  She is very passionate in her belief and has a dream that all the fish and chip shops will run out of food as a result of the amount of […]

22 May 2012

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Tracey Emin Sets Up Shop At Turner Contemporary

Tracey Emin’s first exhibition in her home town of Margate opens at the Turner Contemporary on 26 May. Titled; ‘She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea’. The show was conceived specially for Margate, where Emin grew up and which has provided inspiration for many of her most iconic art works. The exhibition will explore the […]

8 May 2012

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Tracey Emin & Anthony Caro Help Homeless Charity Raise £340,000

Unique works of art by some of the world’s most celebrated artists have been sold for £340,000 at Christie’s in London, to raise funds for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. Unique works of art by some of the world’s most celebrated artists have been sold for £340,000 at Christie’s in London, to raise […]

7 May 2012

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Banksy Tops Poll As Most Iconic British Artist

The Banksy stencil painting of kissing policemen, first executed on a Brighton pub wall, has been selected as the most iconic British art

4 May 2012

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Tracey Emin Creates Work In Aid Of NSPCC

Tracey Emin has created a digital work called ‘My Favourite Little Bird’, the proceeds of which will go to the children’s charity the NSPCC. The editioned digital work is being sold by s[edition], with each sale seeing £50 go to the charity. The NSPCC is a charity committed to ending cruelty to children in the […]

4 May 2012

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Damien Hirst & Stella McCartney Give Art To Yoga Charity

Major artists including Damien Hirst and Stella McCartney have donated artwork to a charity auction, the proceeds of which will go towards a Special Yoga Therapy Centre in London. The auction – going by the title ‘Raising The Roof’ – also includes artworks by  Tracey Emin, Banksy, David Hockney, Gavin Turk, Sam Taylor-Wood, Marc Quinn, […]

19 April 2012

Ron Mueck Proves His Worth At Hauser & Wirth REVIEW

  Thomas Keane asks just how good is Ron Mueck really? Pretty good, actually! An exhibition of hyper-realist sculptor Ron Mueck is well-timed. Emerging in the mid-1990s under the patronage of Charles Saatchi – at that time when it was Saatchi’s prerogative to make lists of What’s-Hot-and-What’s-Not – Mueck is to all intents and purpose […]

17 April 2012

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Turner Contemporary Gears Up For Tracey Emin Exhibition

The Turner Contemporary in Margate celebrated its first birthday yesterday (16 April 2012),with the knowledge that  496,554 visitors passed through the doors, more than treble what was predicted for the first year of operation. The future success is guaranteed with the generation of an additional £13.8m of value for the Kent economy and it supports […]

3 April 2012

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Tracey Emin Inspires BA Dove Plane For Olympics

British Airways reveal first painted Dove Plane to celebrate London 2012 British Airways has unveiled the first of nine painted planes in celebration of the London 2012 Olympics. The A319 has been painted to look like a dove, and was designed by Brighton-based designer Pascal Anson. Its first flight will be today on BA’s 1420 […]

3 April 2012

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Damien Hirst Beats Beatles In Peter Blake Album Redesign

Artists Dominate Peter Blakes Redesign Of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Sleeve The album cover for the Beatles’ album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is one pop culture’s most iconic images. It was co-designed by Sir Peter Blake in 1967; and now, in celebration of his 80th birthday, Blake has created an […]

28 March 2012

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Crisis Puts Emin Gormley And Caro Up For Auction

Christies Offers A-List Work For Charity In Once In A Lfetime Sale Major works by Sir Anthony Caro, Nathan Coley, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Sean Henry, Nika Neelova, Yinka Shonibare, Bob & Roberta Smith, Gillian Wearing and Jonathan Yeo are to be sold at Christie’s, King street after participating in landmark art exhibition at Somerset […]

21 March 2012

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Tracey Emin Homecoming At Margate Turner Contemporary

Tracey Emin’s first exhibition in her home town Margate will open at Turner Contemporary on 26 May 2012 She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea: Tracey Emin at Turner Contemporary is conceived specially for Margate, where Tracey Emin grew up and which has provided inspiration for many of her most famous art works. Tracey Emin said: ‘I still […]

14 March 2012

Leading UK Artists Exhibition Supports Crisis Charity

We applaud the efforts of top UK artists, coming together for the CRISIS Commission in the fight against homelessness In an effort to make a difference for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, some of the world’s most celebrated artists – including Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, and Gillian […]

14 March 2012

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Tracey Emin Steps Out For Crisis Commission

The exhibition runs at Somerset House, London from 14 March – 22 April 2012. The auction is planned at Christie’s on 3 May 2012. Tracey Emin and Gillian Wearing were among the high profile artists to turn up to the gala viewing and silent auction held at Somerset House last night.It was a well organised […]

12 March 2012

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World’s Most Celebrated Artists To Tackle Homelessness

Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Anthony Caro and others come together for major new exhibition to raise funds in the fight against homelessness The Crisis Commission will see some of the world’s most celebrated artists come together to raise funds to battle homelessness – Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, Gillian Wearing, Jonathan […]

22 February 2012

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Tracey Emin Steps In To Save Great British Collection

Tracey Emin has joined with other Royal Academicians to stop the forced sale of the Wedgwood Museum’s world famous pottery collection The 10,000-strong collection looks to be sold by administrators following the collapse of Waterford Wedgwood Potteries company. But the Royal Academicians believe that this would be a tragedy for nation. An open letter undersigned […]

26 January 2012

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British Airways Commission Tracey Emin To Create Olympic Aircraft

Tracey Emin and Pascal Anson are working with British Airways to create Olympic-themed aircraft Turner Prize nominated artist Artist Tracey Emin is working with British Airways on making-over their aircraft for the Olympics. Her design will be called ‘The Dove’ and will be emblazoned across BA planes to celebrate London 2012 Tracey Emin has already […]

6 January 2012

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Tracey Emin Artwork Stolen From Oxfam

Thief denies charity £300 from sale of embroidered handkerchief by Tracey Emin A handkerchief embroidered by Tracey Emin has been stolen from Oxfam. Staff at th Herne Hill branch had been overjoyed to find the piece stuffed in a bag of clothes left by an anonymous donor. Bearing the words ‘Be Faithful to your Dreams […]

28 December 2011

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Is Tracey Emin Just A Tory Stooge

BBC Radio 4’s Today Show staff just might think so YBA Artist, Tracey Emin has guest edited BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. It featured a reminiscence  of her hometown, Margate, the economic importance of art, and whether people still aspire to be teachers. It also made clear her politics and views of how […]

23 December 2011

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Prince Charles Gets Support From Top British Artists

Tracey Emin, Brian Eno, Gavin Turk, and Brian Ferry Get Behind Face Britain One of the  largest online collaborative art project ever conceived, is underway in the UK with over a thousand self portraits uploaded in the past week. It is part of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & The Arts sponsored by His Royal […]

23 December 2011

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Tracey Emin Hands Teaching Fee To Students

Royal Academy Drawing Professor Pledges Subsidy Turner prize nominated Artist ,Tracey Emin has revealed that she will donate her Royal Academy teaching fees to her students. Emin stated in an interview for the BBC; that she would spend the money on artists’ materials to use in her classes. It was announced last week that Emin […]

14 December 2011

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Best London Art Exhibitions Of The Year

2011 has been a spectacular year for art exhibitions: here are ArtLyst’s Top 11 (top 10’s are so passé) in alphabetical order: 1) Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want @ Hayward Gallery This major survey of the work of one of the Britains best known names in Contemporary art was bold, well executed and daring. […]

14 December 2011

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Tracey Emin To Be Royal Academy Professor of Drawing

Controversial appointment of leading YBA to position formally held by William Turner, John Constable, and William Blake Tracey Emin – one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists – has just been revealed to be the new Professor of Drawing at London’s prestigious Royal Academy, the country’s oldest art school. While, there is yet to be […]

9 December 2011

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Olympic Posters Challenged By Art Students

Kingston University students have designed an alternative set of Olympic posters to compete with Official offerings from the likes of Tracey Emin and Howard Hogdkin 3rd year design students at Kingston University have created a set of alternative Olympic posters, to rival the official designs unveiled last month. While the official posters were designed by […]

8 December 2011

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Damien Hirst Speaks On EU Artist Resale Rights

Artist Damien Hirst has joined other blue chip British artists in supporting the impending change to the laws on the resale of art for living artists and the estates of artists who have died less than 100 years ago. Hirst, who stands to benifit from the change in the law, more than any other UK […]