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  • Provenance

    Commissioned for Fiat by Artwise
    Absolute Return for Kids Charity Auction, London, 5 June 2008
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Please note this lot is offered as an art work, and not a motor vehicle. It may be possible for the successful bidder to register the lot as a motor vehicle but no warranties are given in this respect. This pre-production
    vinyl artwork is from the series ‘Drawings in Motion’ and was part of Tracey Emin’s mobile exhibition ‘Drawings in Motion’ coinciding with Frieze Art Fair 2007.

  • 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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LOT OFFERED WITH NO RESERVE

THIS WORK IS TO BE SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

Dark Dark Dark

signed and dated 'TRACEY EMIN 2007 X' on the right dashboard
vinyl artwork applied to an un-registered Fiat 500
149 x 163 x 357 cm (58 5/8 x 64 1/8 x 140 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2007, this vinyl artwork is from a variant edition of 4.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 • ♠

sold for £6,250

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