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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Beverly Hills, Gagosian Gallery, Tracey Emin: You Left Me Breathing, 2007, 2 November– 22 December 2007 (another from the edition exhibited)
    Fort Lauderdale, The Museum of Art, With You I Want To Live, 2009–2010, 18 April 2009– 28 March 2012 (another from the edition 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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With You I Want to Live

2007
neon, cable and transformers
88.5 × 95 × 6 cm (34 7/8 × 37 3/8 × 2 3/8 in)
This work is number 1 from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist’s proofs.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 Ω ♠

Sold for £61,250

Contemporary Art Day Sale

29 June 2012
London