Tracey Emin, Beginning of Me, 2012. Favorite
Taken from a series of drawings made in 2006, "The Beginning of Me" is a particularly frank self portrait of the artist. Emin has described herself as being 'slightly embarrassed by its openness, almost like an invitation.' But this self-consciousness is alleviated by distance she feels from the figure here of a much younger persona, one imagined she says 'from a long time ago, a time when I felt very different. A time when sex was all important and primal'. This limited edition screen print has been released to coincide with Emin's first foray into the South American continent where there will be two major presentations of her work: just opened in Buenos Aires at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano is a show dedicated to her film works, and she will have the inaugural exhibition at the White Cube's new São Paulo space, opening December 1st.
Medium; Screen print in three colours on cotton
Size: 52 x 46 cm
Edition of 175
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist
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