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RIZZOLI INTERNATIONAL - Art

Publishing House: RIZZOLI INTERNATIONAL

Author: Tracey Emin

Title: Tracey Emin : One Thousand Drawings

Category: Art

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  • Composition: Paper
  • Dimensions: Depth: 2.5 inches Height: 6.71 inches Width: 10.26 inches
  • Product code:56001026NU
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Tracey Emin has stirred controversy as well as acclaim since she rose to fame as the most highly publicized of the infamous Young British Artists. Though denounced by conservative critics at the outset, Emin’s work has attracted serious critical attention since the early 1990s for being consistently engaging, original, and startlingly direct. From considered self-portraits to pen-and-ink drawings and informal studies on lined notebook paper, this remarkable collection is as much a catalogue of Emin’s preoccupations as it is a monument to her raw and evocative talents as an artist.
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Tracey Emin’s art is one of disclosure, using her life events as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing, video and installation, to photography, needlework and sculpture. Emin reveals her hopes, humiliations, failures and successes in candid and, at times, excoriating work that is frequently both tragic and humorous. Emin’s work has an immediacy and often sexually provocative attitude that firmly locates her oeuvre within the tradition of feminist discourse. By re-appropriating conventional handicraft techniques – or ‘women’s work’ – for radical intentions, Emin’s work resonates with the feminist tenets of the ‘personal as political’. In Everyone I’ve Ever Slept With, Emin used the process of appliqué to inscribe the names of lovers, friends and family within a small tent, into which the viewer had to crawl inside, becoming both voyeur and confidante. Tracey Emin was born in London in 1963, and studied at the Royal College of Art, London. Emin represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 and had a major solo exhibition at the Hayward (London) in May 2011. Emin currently lives and works in London.
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