Tracey Emin's most famous work has gone on display at Tate Britain.
Tracey Emin's most famous work - My Bed - has gone on display at Tate Britain for the first time in 15 years. The 1998 work about the heartache of a relationship breakdown was bought last year by the German businessman and collector Count Christian Duerckheim.
Tracey Emin with her famous work My Bed
Emin, 51, had expressed a desire for My Bed to go to a museum and described the Tate in London as "the natural home." The gallery could not afford to bid at the Christie's auction where the work sold for £2.54 million - more than twice its estimate.
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The artist's design features a patchwork rosette and a handwritten message
Tracey Emin’s design of the latest Brit Award statue has been unveiled ahead of the music ceremony in February 2015. The design is a big departure from the unmade bed installation that the often controversial artist is most famous for and it features a patchwork rosette and a handwritten message to the winning act.
Artist Tracey Emin's version of the Brit Award
Emin has described the statue as "really Tracey-ish" and explained that she wanted the winners to have something "special" to take away.
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Tracey Emin - A variety of female stars attended the American fashion magazine 'Harper's Bazaar' Women of the Year Awards 2014 which was held at at Claridge's Hotel in Brook Street, London, W1K 4HR - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 4th November 2014
The British artist's most famous piece, 'My Bed,' will go on display at the Tate group of museums after its new owner reached a long-term loan deal.
British artist Tracey Emin's controversial art piece 'My Bed,' which garnered more negative attention when it was sold for a staggering £2.45 million ($4.2 million) at an auction earlier this month, will remain in Britain for the foreseeable future.
Tracey Emin with her most notable art piece 'My Bed'
The art installation, which was predicted by Christie's Auction House in London to sell for between £800,000 and £1.2 million, was purchased by Count Christian Duerckheim, and on Tuesday (July 29th) the Tate group of museums announced that 'My Bed' will be placed in their care after he agreed to a loan long-term deal, Reuters reports,
Emin's sculpture, 'My Bed,' exceeded the auction guide price and broke the artist's record.
Tracey Emin's artwork My Bed has sold in London for £2.54 million, a much larger figure than the guide price of between £800,000 and £1.2 million. The 1999 seminal art installation, which documents the artist's traumatic relationship breakdown, has changed hands from Charles Saatchi to Jay Jopling, the art dealer and founder of the White Cube gallery.
The Christie's sale reportedly opened at £650,000 and the bidding steadily got higher until Emin's artwork eventually went for over double the estimate at £2.54m. As the winning bid was announced, Emin was spotted smiling and applauding, according to The Guardian.
The large sculpture depicts a bed that Emin claims to have spent a week in after a bad break up. Complete with vodka bottles, tampons, dirty clothing, cigarette butts and pregnancy tests, the shocking installation didn't win the 1999 Turner Prize, having lost out to Steve McQueen.
The 50 year-old artist's controversial artwork is expected to sell between £800,000 and £1.2 million, but what exactly is the piece representing?
With the recent announcement that British artist Tracey Emin's most recognisable piece 'My Bed' will be auctioned off at Christie's Auction House in London, the controversial artwork has gained widespread attention once again.
Since this news was confirmed, there have been several queries about the expected price it will be sold for. The piece is being estimated to be priced between £800,000 and £1.2 million.
Many artist fanatics have reportedly criticized this for being too low, but to the untrained eye it is baffling why this particular piece is worth such a lot of money.
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Vodka bottles, pregnancy tests, tampons, cigarette butts, and an unmade bed can all be yours for a bargainous price.
Tracey Emin's infamous art installation 'My Bed' is to go onsale via a Christie's auction for the purportedly bargain guide price of between £800,000 and £1.2 million. Whilst not exactly a pocket money purchase for most of the population, the price has been reportedly criticised for being too low for the British artist's seminal work.
Tracey Emin's Famous Art Installation 'My Bed' Will Be Auctioned Off By Charles Saatchi.
'My Bed; currently belongs to the noted art collector and former husband to Nigella Lawson, Charles Saatchi, who purchased the work from Emin for £150,000 after they met in a Mayfair café in 2000. Saatchi last year announced his decision to trim his collection by putting in place plans to auction 50 of his largest sculptures and installations.
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The Annie Leibovitz shot campaign represents a change of direction for Marks & Spencer.
Myleene Klass, Twiggy and Louise Redknapp and dancing around as the latter's husband Jamie acted as DJ. We all remember the Marks & Spencer advert. We don't really want to, but we do.
A Host of Stars Including Tracey Emin [Back Left] and Kate Piper [Far Left] In Marks & Spencer's New Campaign
However, there appears to be a sea change at the British retailer - especially in the marketing department. This year's autumn womens-wear campaign will feature the likes of artist Tracey Emin, veteran actress Helen Mirren, Katie Piper - the victim of a heinous acid attack turned campaigner and television personality, female boxer Nicola Adams, author Monica Ali and US Vogue's Creative Director, Grace Coddington.