• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 7835

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    12 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 124

    Tracey Emin (b. 1963)

    It's The Way We Think

    Price Realised  


    Tracey Emin (b. 1963)
    It's The Way We Think
    appliqué blanket
    120 1/8 x 89 7/8in. (305 x 228cm.)
    Executed in 2004

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    Teenage promiscuity, multiple abortions, rape and tortured love affairs - this is the life and art of Tracey Emin. By telling her life-story through her own experiences, Emin invites us to share her most painful memories of her unhappy teenage upbringing. Emin is clearly a romantic at heart, and behind the facade hides a very sensitive girl with a confession to make. Often too intimate for some viewers, her work makes us feel like intruders on her personal space, raising a sensation of discomfort and, at the same time, a distinct sense of fascination - a fascination arising from our hunger for real-life dramas and the exposure of private lives for public consumption.

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    White Cube, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot should be starred in the catalogue.