For decades, Tracey Emin has been synonymous with provocative and sexually explicit
art. A prominent member of the Young British Artists (YBAs) and a Turner Prize
nominee, Emin has inspired a generation of female artists who explore womanhood
Tracey Emin art has been exhibited internationally and features in public and private
collections around the world, including the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate
Gallery in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Hara Museum in Tokyo,
Museum van Loon in Amsterdam and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
Many art collectors look to buy Tracey Emin art as an investment in an established
talent. Here at Maddox Gallery, we are proud to share some of her works with our
Tracey Emin art has a confessional tone.
Tracey Emin emerged in the art world during the 1980s as part of the YBA movement,
with controversial pieces such as “Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995,” “My
Bed” and “The Last Thing I Said To You is Don’t Leave Me Here.”
Often referred to as the “bad girl of British art,” Emin’s artistic persona directly
challenges feminine social norms. Rejecting the stereotype of the polite, modest and
reserved woman, she mines autobiographical details with brutal honesty and dark
humour, and her artworks have a distinct performative quality to them.
Her work tackles universal themes such as relationships, human behaviour and gender
through a highly personal and confessional approach, revealing intimate details of her
life and examining her hopes, fears, failures and successes.
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