Tracey Emin ‘My Bed’ is now on display at Margate’s Turner Contemporary
TRACEY EMIN – KATE – SIGNED ETCHING £4,550
Tracey Emin has returned to her seaside hometown of Margate and taken her unmade bed with her. “Margate is blossoming…..Margate’s really edgy…….I feel like London’s crushing me”
Causing a sensation when first viewed back in 1988 ‘My Bed’ was bought by Charles Saatchi and then exhibited at the Tate Gallery in 1999 when Tracey Emin was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Although ‘My Bed’ did not win the prize, its notoriety has persisted.
The idea for ‘My Bed’ was inspired by a sexual yet depressive phase in Emin’s life when she had remained in bed for several days without eating or drinking anything but alcohol. When she looked at the vile, repulsive mess that had accumulated in her room, she suddenly realised what she had created.
Margate Turner Contemporary