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Who Is Tracey Emin? Artist And Cancer Survivour Owning Herself In Self-Portraits

Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin publicly discussed the fallout from her cancer diagnosis and she did so to assist herself and others cope with the stigma of the disease. Emin, who’s now cancer-free, has additionally been fitted with a urostomy bag.

Emin who is recognized for provocative works which include the tent Everyone I Have Ever Slept With and My Bed, formerly instructed BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour she would take into account reconstructive surgical operation after having her reproductive organs removed. The artist shared her self-portraits taken in the duration of her cancer treatment.

Who is Tracey Emin?

  • Emin produces artworks in a number of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, photography, neon text and sewn appliqué.
  • Her paintings have been analysed withinside the context of the early adolescent and formative years of abuse, in addition to sexual assault. Emin was raped at the age of thirteen while dwelling in Margate. She said bringing up attacks in the location as “what happened to a lot of girls.”
  • In 1993, Emin opened a store with fellow artist Sarah Lucas, called The Shop at 103 Bethnal Green Road in Bethnal Green, which had their works for sale, including T-shirts and ashtrays with Damien Hirst’s photograph caught to the bottom.
  • Her “tent” Everyone I Have Ever Slept With was a blue tent, appliquéd with the names of all the men she had slept with. These blanketed sexual partners, plus the relatives she slept with as a child, her twin brother, and her aborted children.
  • Emin was an unknown among the general public till she was featured on a Channel 4 tv programme in 1997 for “Is Painting Dead”.
  • Tracey Emin is one of the two women professors to be appointed at Londons Royal Academy of Arts because the Academy was founded in 1768.
  • In February 2013, she was named as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.

Picture Credit: Financial Times