Tracey Emin, 'My Bed'

Discover the story behind My Bed 1999 and why it was so controversial when it was first exhibited

Art is for feeling not for looking
Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin’s My Bed returned to Tate Britain fifteen years after the work saw her nominated for the Turner Prize. It was displayed alongside paintings by Francis Bacon and Emin’s more recent drawings, creating a more immersive environment in which to experience the piece up close.

In this interview, Tracey Emin talks about the dark emotional place the work emerged from and the media’s controversial reaction to the piece in 1999.

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