Tracey Emin, My Bed & JMW Turner

13 Oct 2017 - 14 Jan 2018

Tracey Emin’s iconic and controversial installation My Bed will be on display alongside a group of twenty of Turner’s intimate gouache drawings 
Originally made in Emin’s Waterloo council flat in 1998 and included in her Turner prize exhibition in 1999, the bed is on long term loan to Tate following its purchase by a private collector in 2014.
Described as ‘an unconventional and uncompromising self-portrait through objects’ My Bed famously features Emin’s own bed covered in stained sheets, discarded condoms, blood-stained underwear and empty bottles of alcohol and gives a snapshot of her life after a traumatic relationship breakdown.
My Bed is currently on display at Tate Liverpool alongside works by William Blake (until 3 September 2017).


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