Tracey Emin - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Suffolk, UK

  • Exhibited

    London, Hayward Gallery, Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want, 18 May – 29 August 2011

  • Catalogue Essay

    “I need art like I need God.” Tracey Emin
    Tracey Emin uses neon light to illuminate emotions, memories,
    feelings and ideas in graphic messages. While neon has its sleazy
    connotations, Emin finds it sexy: “It’s spangly, it’s pulsating. It’s out
    there, it’s vibrant”. Translating handwriting into blown and bent neon
    tubing presents a crucial shift of context. This work was one of Emin’s
    first neon works and for her retrospective at the Hayward Gallery,
    London in 2011, the present lot was prominently displayed on the
    façade of the gallery walls.


Be Faithful to Your Dreams

blue neon on Plexiglas
40.5 x 223.5 x 7.5 cm (15 7/8 x 87 7/8 x 2 7/8 in)
This work is from an edition of three plus two artist’s proofs.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £43,250

Contemporary Art Day Sale

11 October 2012