Emin’s ‘unmade bed’ on display in hometown of Margate

Tracey Emin's My Bed @Turner Contemporary

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My Bed depicts Tracey Emin’s life in 1998 after the relapse of a relationship

One of Tracey Emin’s many famous contemporary works of art is going on display in her hometown in Kent.

Her unfinished bed, combined in her London legislature prosaic in 1998, facilities stained sheets, cigarette packets, rejected condoms and contaminated underwear.

It was shortlisted for the Turner Prize the following year and was sole at auction for £2.2m in 2014.

My Bed can be seen at the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate from Friday until 14 January.

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The controversial piece, which sparked open discuss about the inlet of contemporary art when it was shortlisted for the Turner Prize, gives a image of Emin’s life when she was vexed after the relapse of a relationship.

Speaking on Thursday as she put the final touches to the bed, Emin pronounced it felt as yet she was “holding hands with a ghost, or holding hands with my past” given so much of her life had changed given 1998.

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Tracey Emin pronounced she felt as yet she was “holding hands with a ghost”

“It’s so strange. There’s been stages where tools of it are my life and then I’ve really kind of let go now,” she said.

Citing a belt fibbing among the equipment on display, Emin said: “That was the distance of my waist, It’s now the distance of my thigh.”

My Bed was bought at auction by German nobleman Count Christian Duerckheim, who concluded to loan it to the Tate “for a duration of at slightest 10 years”.

It will be on display alongside a collection of the artist JMW Turner’s seascapes and inclement skies, also loaned from Tate’s collection and selected by Emin.

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