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Tracey Emin

Artist, Painter
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Net worth 2018: $500 Thousand
Industry: Painters
Residence: Croydon, London, England
Country: British
BirthDay: 3 July 1963
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Education: Royal College of Art, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Birkbeck, University of London

Tracey Emin was bornon 3 July 1963 in Croydon, London, England, British, is Artist, Painter. One of the most publicized, infamous British artists, Tracey Emin is widely acknowledged for her sexually graphic and highly provocative artworks. She uses her own life as the theme for her artistic creations, often exposing intimate and/or sexual details. This sensational autobiographical nature of her art form elevated her to stardom and created media frenzy. Some of her most controversial works include, ‘Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995’, ‘The Last Thing I Said to You is Don't Leave Me Here’, ‘Feeling Pregnant III’ and ‘Every Part of Me Is Bleeding’. The recurring themes of her work include rape and abortion, two experiences which she draws from her own life. Though, most of her works were controversial, they never failed to attract audiences and her art also grasped the attention of celebrities like Elton John , George Michael, Naomi Campbell and Orlando Bloom, who are also ardent collectors of her work. She has also raised millions of Euros for noteworthy and charitable causes like AIDS support programs in Africa.


$500 Thousand


She was chosen to design a limited edition poster for the London 2012 Olympic Games and the 2012 Paralympic Games


In 2011, her biggest solo exhibition, ‘Love is What You Want’, was held at the Hayward Gallery in London


In 2008, her first major retrospective exhibition at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, attracted around 40,000 visitors


In 2005, she wrote her autobiography, ‘Strangeland’, a collection of confessions and intimate experiences


From November 2002 to January 2003, her solo exhibition, ‘This Is Another Place’, was held at the Modern Art Oxford gallery


In 1999, she uprooted a hut where she had previously spent time with boyfriend Carl Freedman and turned it into one of her artworks titled ‘The Last Thing I Said to You is Don't Leave Me Here’


Created in 1998, ‘My Bed’ is a Turner Prize-nominated artwork, which was purchased by Charles Saatchi for 150,000 Euros and was displayed at the Saatchi Gallery at Country Hall, London


In 1995, she created a tent called ‘Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995’, on which she engraved the names of everyone she had an intimate relationship with


In November 1993, she held her first solo art exhibition, ‘My Major Retrospective’, at the White Cube gallery


She was romantically involved with Carl Freedman, writer and curator, during the mid-1990s


In 1989, she graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Master of Arts degree in painting


In 1986, she graduated from Maidstone College of Art after studying printing


In 1982, she began to date Billy Childish, an English artist whom she met while studying at Medway College of Design


From 1980 to 1982, she attended the Medway College of Design, South England, where she became part of an English punk poetry performance group called ‘The Medway Poets’


Her magnum opus, ‘Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995’, was purchased by Charles Saatchi and was showcased at the ‘Sensation Exhibition’ in 1997 at the Royal Academy of London

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