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    Edition for Parkett 63

  • 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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Self Portrait, 12.11.01 (two works)

2002
Two unique color prints from original Polaroids, on Kodak Professional paper, with full margins,
both I. 8 x 7 3/4 in (20.3 x 19.7 cm);
both S. 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in (40 x 40 cm)

both signed, titled, dated `2001’ and numbered `4’ and `35’ in ink on the reverse (from the edition of 80 and 20 artist's proofs in Roman numerals, all unique images taken on the same day), published by Parkett Editions, New York and Zurich, both in excellent condition, both framed.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $5,250

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York