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Tracey Emin

British Sculptor, Photographer, Painter, and Conceptual Artist

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Born: July 3, 1963 - London, UK

"I realized I was my work, I was the essence of my work - I always say that after I'm dead my work isn't going to be half as good."

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Tracey Emin is often called the "bad girl of British art" for her raucous public appearances and self-righteous art which are quite contrary to societal norms in England, and previous notions of femininity. She is best known for her deeply personal and confessional artwork that she promotes through her celebrity and use of the popular media. Personal traumatic events such as unreported rape, public humiliation, sexism, botched abortions, alcoholism, and promiscuity have been her topics. The quality of Emin's artwork is often contested, from the critique of expressionism, to the politics of female representation. However, it is this collapse of the identity of the artist and her work that begs for rigorous thought.

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