I Listen To The Ocean And All I Hear Is You

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

  • Catalogue Essay

    Tracey Emin lives and works between London and the South of France. Emin is well known for her frank, confessional style and for transforming her inner emotional and psychological world – personal experiences, memories and feelings – into art that is both intimate yet profoundly universal.

  • Artist Bio

    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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I Listen To The Ocean And All I Hear Is You

Neon
59 1/4 x 137 3/4 in. (150.6 x 350 cm.)
Executed in 2018, this work is unique, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
$150,000 - 200,000 

sold for $495,000

Contact Specialist
Sam Mansour
Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1219
smansour@phillips.com

Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018