Tracey Emin's bed is an artwork that was shortlisted for The Turner Prize in 1999. It was bought by Charles Saatchi for £150,000 which may seem a bit strange unless you appreciate that he sold it for £2,500,000 or more than 16 times as much as he paid for it.
Mind you Tracey Emin's "My Bed" which was actually created in 1998, has much more of the feel of 1984 for me. Not in an Orwellian sense particularly although the quote from his novel "1984" - “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” sort of fits with it. I guess it feel like it relates to the dissipation of Post Punk.
Turner Contemporary are thrilled to announce the official dates for Turner Prize 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 28 September 2019 - Sunday 12 January 2020
Turner Prize is one of the best known prizes for visual arts in the world, and Turner Contemporary are proud to be bringing it to Margate. Every other year, the prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London.
Four of the most exciting artists working right now will be shortlisted to win the prize based on an outstanding exhibition that has taken place in the previous year. The names of these artists will be announced in Spring 2019.
I did manage to skive off for a bit today
painted a bit at Wetherspoons here in Ramsgate.
Took a few photos on the way there