Description - Tracey Emin by Neal Brown
Tracey Emin (b. 1963) first came to public attention in the 1990s, with her provocative and confrontational works. After the inclusion of the controversial "Everyone I Have Ever Slept With" in the Royal Academy's Sensation exhibition, and "The Bed" in The Turner Prize exhibition in 1999, she achieved a level of fame and notoriety unparalleled for an artist in recent times. Emin's use of intensely personal, everyday materials gives her work an intimate quality, combining avant-garde ideas with feminine traditions of craft. Emin challenges the boundaries of both artistic practice and social convention, parodying and flaunting her status as a celebrity phenomenon. Following on from her highly successful memoir, this book presents Emin's art in clear accessible language, with full-colour reproductions throughout. Neal Brown's text, which includes interviews with Emin, as well as her own writings, provides a key to understanding one of the most visible and hotly discussed contemporary artists at work today, responsible for some of the most iconic works of recent times.
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(270mm x 210mm x 8mm)
Publisher: Tate Publishing
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