Tracey Emin - I Kept Thinking of You - 2016
The art of Tracey Emin 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’.
She has exhibited extensively internationally including solo and group exhibitions in Holland, Germany, Japan, Australia and America. In 2007 Emin represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale, was made a Royal Academician and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art, London, a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Kent and a Doctorate of Philosophy from London Metropolitan University.
Ahead of her 2016 exhibition at the White Cube Hong Kong, I Cried Because I Love You, Emin created this poignant drawing. One of a series of preparatory sketches for the show, I Kept Thinking of You personifies the dull ache of loneliness, the complexity of desire, and the bitterness and pain of separation and loss.
Tracey Emin created this benefit edition exclusively for the Terrence Higgins Trust. THT is the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.
Medium: Polymer gravure on 300g Somerset paper
Size: 47.7 cm x 57.7 cm
Limited edition of 50
Signed and numbered by the artist
Price: £ 1.100,- (incl. VAT)
You can order this lovely Tracey Emin benefit edition directly at the Terrence Higgins Trust