Tracey Emin - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    White Cube, London

  • Exhibited

    South London Gallery, Tracey Emin. I Need Art Like I Need God, April 16 - May
    18, 1997

  • Literature

    S. Morgan, “The Story of I,” Frieze, no. 34, May 1997, pp. 56 - 61 (illustrated); D. Bowie & T. Emin, “Young British Art: It’s Art, Jim, but As We Know It” Modern Painters, Autumn 1997, vol. X, pp. 24 - 32(illustrated); “Trying on My Friend’s Clothes,” Creative Camera, vol. #347, August/September 1997, p. 17 (illustrated); H. Luard & Z. Manzi, eds., Tracey Emin, White Cube, London 1998, pp. 44 - 45 (examples illustrated)

  • 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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Trying on Clothes From My Friends (She Took the Shirt Off His Back)

65 photographs on 14 painted shelves.
4 1/8 x 5 7/8 in. (10.5 x 14.9 cm) photographs.
Each work is signed and dated on the reverse.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $108,000

Contemporary Art Part II

18 May 2007
10am & 2pm New York