Tracey Emin - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle Hong Kong Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • An Insane Desire For You sounds kind of, almost stalkerish, it does sound insane. And then, An Insane Desire For You also sounds poetic, an understanding that you’ll never be with that person… I like the play on words, especially with my neons.”
    — Tracey Emin


    Tracey Emin in conversation with Jeremy Strick, Art Projects Ibiza, June 2019

    • Provenance

      Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Art Projects Ibiza + Lune Rouge, Tracey Emin: An Insane Desire for You, 17 June - 1 October 2019
      Seoul, Lotte World Tower 6th Floor Art Hall, Art & Desire, 30 October - 26 December 2021 (another example exhibited)

    • Artist Biography

      Tracey Emin

      British • 1963

      Tracey Emin is a prominent member of the Young British Artists (YBAs), who rose to critical and commercial success in the London art scene of the 1980s and 1990s. Emin is known for the personal, confessional nature of her work, which explores various mediums such as drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, neon text and found objects. Similar to fellow YBA artist Damien Hirst, Emin’s early work was championed by dealer Charles Saatchi, who exhibited Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995 in 1997; the piece was comprised of names appliqued onto a small tent. Two years later, Emin was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Her exhibition My Bed at the Tate Gallery became one of her best-known works, cementing her raw, confrontational style and catapulting her to international fame.

      Born in Croydon, England, Emin currently divides her time between Spitalfields, East London and the south of France. As her career has progressed, she has become increasingly known for creating neon sculptures and editions, which pair neon glass light with her distinctive handwriting.

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An Insane Desire For You (Blue and Pink)

132.2 x 159.6 x 5 cm. (52 x 62 7/8 x 1 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2019, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Full Cataloguing

HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 

Sold for HK$945,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle

Hong Kong Auction 30 November 2022