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Tracey Emin

(1963-), Artist

Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Emin grew up in Margate, Kent, studying at Maidstone College of Art (1986-8) and the Royal College of Art (1987-9). Thinking it would be her first and last, she titled her solo exhibition at the White Cube, London, My Major Retrospective (1993). Emin's confrontational and provocative work discloses the intimate details of her life across a range of media. Notable works include Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995 (1995), shown at Saatchi's Sensation exhibition (Royal Academy, 1997), and My Bed (1998), exhibited at Tate for the Turner Prize shortlist in 1999. Emin represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and was elected a Royal Academician in the same year. She was awarded a CBE in 2012.

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Vogue's Millennium Party, by Mario Testino - NPG P1022

Vogue's Millennium Party

by Mario Testino
C-type colour print, 1999
NPG P1022

Tracey Emin ('The Last Thing I said to you is don't leave me here. 1'), by Tracey Emin - NPG P879

Tracey Emin ('The Last Thing I said to you is don't leave me here. 1')

by Tracey Emin
inkjet print, 2000
On display in Room 29 on Floor 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P879

Tracey Emin ('Death Mask'), by Tracey Emin - NPG 7034

Tracey Emin ('Death Mask')

by Tracey Emin
distressed bronze cast with gold plating, 2002
On display in Room 32 on Floor 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7034

Tracey Emin, by David Bailey - NPG 6887

Tracey Emin

by David Bailey
silkscreen print, 2006
NPG 6887

Tracey Emin; Gillian Wearing; Georgina Starr, by Johnnie Shand Kydd - NPG x87682

Tracey Emin; Gillian Wearing; Georgina Starr

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide fibre print, 11 August 1996
NPG x87682

Tracey Emin, by Harry Borden - NPG x128150

Tracey Emin

by Harry Borden
bromide fibre print, 27 April 1997
NPG x128150

Tracey Emin, by Johnnie Shand Kydd - NPG x87814

Tracey Emin

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
toned bromide print, 28 March 1997
NPG x87814

Tracey Emin, by Johnnie Shand Kydd - NPG x87381

Tracey Emin

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide fibre print, 28 March 1997
NPG x87381

Tracey Emin as Frida Kahlo, by Mary McCartney - NPG x134339

Tracey Emin as Frida Kahlo

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2000
NPG x134339

Tracey Emin, by Julian Broad - NPG x139553

Tracey Emin

by Julian Broad
C-type colour print, 26 April 2000
NPG x139553

Tracey Emin, by Dennis Toff - NPG x131343

Tracey Emin

by Dennis Toff
archival inkjet print, 28 June 2007
NPG x131343

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale', by Julian Germain - NPG x132893

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale'

by Julian Germain
archival inkjet print, 21 October 2009
NPG x132893


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