Back to Me, My Brain and I

Me, My Brain, and I

London, 14 December 2022

  • Tracey Emin CBE RA

    You fuck my brains out every time

    Signed on top side
    Acrylic paint on cast resin brain
    9.5 x 17 x 14 cm
    Plinth and perspex case included.
    £2,000 - 20,000

  • Tracey Emin CBE RA

    You fuck my brains out every time
    "Quietly sitting here painting a brain, it’s sort of naïve of me but I never realised how actually sexy a brain is, intuitively I’ve always known it, because the people I find the most sexually stimulating make me laugh, they catch me."


Tracey Emin was born in London in 1963 and studied at Maidstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. She represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and was elected a Royal Academician in the same year. In 2011, Emin became the Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and in 2013 Queen Elizabeth II appointed her Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts.

Emin has exhibited extensively including solo exhibitions at Munch Museet, Oslo (2021); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2020); Musée d’Orsay, Paris (2019); Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France (2017); Leopold Museum, Vienna (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2013); Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (2012); Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2012); Hayward Gallery, London (2011); Kunstmuseum Bern (2009); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2008); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga, Spain (2008); Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2003); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2002).

She has also exhibited her work in a series of acclaimed dialogues with past masters she admires; Tracey Emin, My Bed / JMW Turner, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2017), In Focus: Tracey Emin and William Blake, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (2016), Tracey Emin and Francis Bacon, Tate Britain, London (2015), Where I Want to Go, with Egon Schiele, The Leopold Museum, Vienna (2015). In November 2020, she opened a major solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. The exhibition, entitled The Loneliness of the Soul, then toured to Oslo's new Munch Museum in October 2021. The artist largest bronze artwork to date, The Mother, was unveiled in June 2022, a permanent public commission for Oslo’s Museum Island. Emin currently lives and works between London, the South of France and Margate, UK.