Tracey Emin- My bed, 1998.

Tracey Emin is a contemporary artist best known for her confessional work. My bed, made in 1998, and shortlisted for the turner prize, became a very controversial piece of work. It represents Emins own bedroom after a very low point in her life.

“Historically, beds have largely had supporting roles in art: all those rumpled sheets on which nude women have flirtatiously turned their backs.”

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/oct/27/tracey-emin-my-bed-violent-mess-sex-death

This piece inspired me to take things out of context. Bringing something like Tracey Emins bed into a white gallery space gives a definite shock factor as you wouldn’t normally expect to see it there. Putting something from everyday life into a white space makes the viewer stop and consider it for longer.

My Bed 1998 by Tracey Emin born 1963

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