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Tracey Emin herself was nominated for an infamous work called My Bed. Waldemar Januszczak, Artsnight: What Has the Turner Prize Ever Done For Us? BBC 2016
An artist who first broke the taboo of airing her dirty laundry in public. And it made Tracey Emin a household name. Janet Street-Porter, The Genius of British Art: Modern Times, 2010
She made self-obsession an art-form. ibid.
Her most notorious works – her unmade filthy bed and her famous tent – only caused shock-horror headlines because even now sex is the last taboo of the respectable middle classes. ibid.
‘There’s no point in Shocking. There’s no point in it. It doesn’t work. The message has to be deeper and last longer.’ ibid.
Three tiny works by Tracey Emin seem on the verge of evaporating before our eyes like a faded memory. Tim Marlow on ... Watercolour
I can’t think of anyone in the entire history of western Art who has revealed as much about themselves through their art as Tracey Emin. Tim Marlow on ... Tracey Emin
Work that ranges from drawing and painting to sculpture, installation, neon and film. All brought together for the first time in a major retrospective exhibition in London here at the Hayward Gallery in an exhibition called Love is What You Want. ibid.
By producing the same words in neon [Tracey] Emin gives the piece this feeling of ethereality ... She also personalises it. Tim Marlow: Judgement Day: Images of Heaven and Hell: Heaven
I mean I was angry with myself for getting pregnant. And the main anger that I had was the failure. I was a failure. A total failure in life. And I mean, had I been successful, had I been a successful artist for example, then maybe I could have gone ahead with having the child. Whether or not I was supported by the father of the child or not. I could have had the conviction and seen the whole thing through. But the fact that I was a failure as a painter, a failure as an artist, and having an abortion gave me another level of failure as a human being. Tracey Emin, film How it Feels
Are they really real people in England watching this programme now, they really watching, really watching it? ... They’re 25 minutes behind us, think about that ... I’m leaving now, I wanna be with my friends, I wanna be with my mum. I’m gonna phone her, and she’s going to be embarrassed about this conversation, this is live and I don’t care. I don’t give a fuck about it. Tracey Emin, Channel 4 1997
I care passionately about art. Tracey Emin
And we loved people who put themselves in their art, whether it was Van Gogh or Picasso or whatever. I mean it’s not a new thing that I do. Tracey Emin
I’ve sworn to God I will never buy my art back. Tracey Emin
I make art especially about myself. Tracey Emin
My loneliness is more intense. Tracey Emin
Art is my lover ... Art is almost like an entity. It’s like God or something. Tracey Emin
I’m a raving hardcore expressionist. Tracey Emin
Being an artist isn’t just about making nice things, or people patting you on the back; it’s some kind of communication, a message. Tracey Emin
Pretty and hardcore. Tracey Emin, summary of exhibition
When I think about sex it makes me realise how alone I feel. Tracey Emin, BBC 2005
I’ve been making bronze sculptures for a long time. My sculptures are wholly unsuccessful and uncommercial. No-one is even the remotest bit interested in them. So it’s almost like my hobby. Tracey Emin
‘Everything she’s really got to say is about herself making art.’ Tracey Emin: South Bank Show s1e15, Melvyn, ITV 2001
I Want My Time With You. Alan Yentob, Imagine … Tracey Emin: Where Do You Draw the Line? neon sign at St Pancras railway station, BBC 2018
Do you remember the first time you saw the work of Tracey Emin? The wild abandon with which she first broke through has given way to a more mature reflective voice. But a brief encounter with her art is still enough to delight and confound audiences the world over. ibid.
Does she still have the power to shock and inspire? ibid.
I’d hang around cafes, drinking coffee, exploring Margate’s golden mile: the clock-towers, the cafes, the bars, Pelosi’s, the Bali Hai, lunchtime discos, drinking cider, laying out on the beach. The summer was amazing. Nothing to do but dream. ibid.
A first-class degree in printmaking from Maidstone, in the autumn of 1987 she enrolled at London’s Royal College of Art to study for a masters in painting. ibid.
Tracey’s life went into a tailspin when she became pregnant for the first time. Her film How It Feels (1996) documents this period. ibid.
One young British artist took Tracey under her wing. ibid. Sarah Lucas
She set up the Tracey Emin museum on Waterloo Road which also operated as a makeshift studio space. ibid.
Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy. ibid.
Tracey Emin’s work has explored this rich seam of human existence for three turbulent decades now. ibid.