Highlights

Pet corner

The cats and dogs in my home enjoy high status; they seem more like the lords of the manor than I do [...] The poses they strike in the courtyard often inspire more joy in me than the house itself. Their self-important positions seem to be saying, ‘This is my territory,’ and that makes me happy.

Ai Weiwei

Roger Hilton, ‘Two Dogs’ 1973
Roger Hilton
Two Dogs 1973
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Parks, Zoos and Farmyards

Insects

Sea Creatures

I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.

Henri Matisse

Joseph Beuys, ‘Two Red Fish’ 1954
Joseph Beuys
Two Red Fish 1954
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
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Into the Wilderness

In my family when we die we are cremated and our ashes are thrown into the sea amongst the seagulls. I love seagulls. I’d like to be one.

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin, ‘In my Family When Someone Dies they are Cremated and their Ashes are Thrown Across the Sea’ 1997
Tracey Emin
In my Family When Someone Dies they are Cremated and their Ashes are Thrown Across the Sea 1997
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© Tracey Emin

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