New York: Rizzoli, 2006. 1st Edition. Large quarto, publisher's white paper-covered boards, spine and upper board stamped in black, light gray endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"Emin is always trying to drag us away from peripheral and superficial experiences into what can be deeply felt, even if that is in recoil or disgust" (from the foreword by Jeanette Winterson). Comprehensive monograph on controversial and internationally acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin. Compiled in close collaboration with Emin herself, the volume covers work created over four decades. Called "the bad girl of British art," Emin is known for her confessional and sexually provocative work, which she uses a wide variety of media to create, including painting, drawing, video installation, neon signage, photography, needlework, and sculpture. Although Emin rejects the notion that she creates her work within a feminist vein, her oeuvre inescapably embodies the female experience, utilizing the everyday autobiographical to address interstices between the personal and political in a woman's life. Lushly illustrated with hundreds of color plates, including of some of her most famous pieces, such as "Everyone I Ever Slept With 1963–1995" (relatively self-explanatory) and "My Bed," consisting of her bed in an abject state, where she spent four days contemplating her suicide. Foreword by internationally acclaimed novelist Jeanette Winterson, who says she is "extravagantly in love with" Emin’s work. With an extended conversation between Emin and gallerist Carl Freedman, several texts by Emin, an essay by curator Rudi Fuchs, biography, bibliography and a list of works. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #1836