Philobiblon: I Love Tracey Emin

Friday, September 16, 2005

I Love Tracey Emin

The best thing in The Independent most weeks is Travey Emin's "My Life in a Column". Gloriously irrerevent, utterly unashamed and open, there's nothing quite like it. Women traditionally don't write like this:

"It's like wishing your arse smelt of lemon, imagine what lemons would smell like."

(And yes that should be a semi-colon, but still ...)

Unfortunately she's on a subscription system, but you can read the first part of this week's column here.

And if you have somehow managed to avoid her story - it is true she is a media tart of an artist - there's an outline of her career and lots of links here. (And the best of her art is also brilliant.)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Andrew said...

After hearing about her only as "That modern artist who did the manky bed thing" I was surprised to see how witting and entertaining she was as a guest on BBC2 comedy shows. She did seem a bit conceited about her artistic fame at times on Room 101, but it was never clear to me whether that was just self-mockery.

10/10/2005 02:02:00 pm  

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