Tracey Emin RA

About the Artist

Born in Croydon in 1963 and brought up in Margate, Emin was part of the group known as the YBAs (Young British Artists) and is one of the most acclaimed and successful British contemporary artists.

In 1997, her work ‘Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995’, a tent appliquéd with names, was shown at Charles Saatchi’s ‘Sensation’ exhibition held at the Royal Academy in London. The same year, she gained considerable media exposure and became a household name when she appeared drunk and swearing on a live Channel 4 TV discussion. In 1999, she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize and exhibited the infamous ‘My Bed’; an installation, consisting of her own unmade, dirty bed with used condoms and blood-stained underwear.Emin’s art is often seen as highly confessional and takes many different forms of expression including needlework and sculpture, drawing, mono printing, video, installation, photography and painting. A willingness to show details of what would generally be thought of as her private life has become one of Emin’s trademarks.Emin herself described the drawings saying they “could be considered quite scrappy, fresh, kind of naive looking drawings” and “it’s pretty difficult for me to do drawings not about me and about someone else. They’re quite sentimental I think and there’s nothing cynical about it whatsoever.”In 2007, Emin was chosen to join the Royal Academy of Arts in London as a Royal Academician. She represented Britain at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Tracey opened the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate in April 2011. She has been a major supporter of the project from its inception and it has been suggested she will exhibit there in the future. In May 2011, Emin’s largest major solo exhibition in a public space was held at London’s Hayward Gallery, London titled ‘Love Is What You Want’. The exhibition consisted of work from all aspects of Emin’s art practice..


Limited Edition Print (Ed of 200)
Etching on Somerset Soft White paper)
Size Framed: 490
mm x 470mm

diary page

Diary Page
Unique page from Tracey’s Diary 2015
Pencil (signed)
Size Framed: 400
mm x 500mm

believe in extraordinary
Believe in Extraordinary
Limited Edition Signed Lithograph (Ed of 300)

Size Framed: 700
mm x 860mm

you forgot who you are tn
You Forgot Who You Are
Limited Edition Print (Ed of 200)
(Etching on Somerset Soft White paper)
Size Framed: 490mm x 470mm

go forward
Go Forward
Limited Edition Print (Ed of 200)
(Polymer Gravure Etching on Somerset Soft White paper)
Size Framed: 455mm x 485mm

the beginning of me

The Beginning of Me
3 Colour Screenprint on Cotton Fabric (Ed of 175)
Size Framed: 590mm x 650mm

beautiful girl 2
Beautiful Girl II
Limited Edition Print (Ed of 100)
Etching with Chine Collé on 300gsm Somerset paper)
Size Framed: 515
mm x 540mm

love poem ii
Love Poem
Limited Edition Embroidery on Cotton (Ed of 100)
Size Framed: 590
mm x 640mm

golden mile
The Golden Mile
Limited Edition Print (Ed of 300)
Etching on 350gsm Hahnemuhle paper)
Size Framed: 580
mm x 660mm

taken to another place
Taken to Another Place
Limited Edition Print  (Ed of 200)
Polymer gravure on 144gsm Zerkall paper)
Size Framed: 605
mm x 530mm