Friday, January 29, 2010

everyone i have ever slept with...

Keeping going with the art theme of the past couple posts...this piece is by British artist, Tracey Emin- whose work is centered around unflinchingly sharing the details of her sexual and sensual life. 

 Probably her most well-known work is Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995,  a tent appliqu├ęd with 102 names of the people she had slept with up to the time of its creation in 1995. Some people have criticized her for her objective stance on her own life, but I like the following quote from her about this piece:
"Some I'd had a shag with in bed or against a wall, some I had just slept with, like my grandma. I used to lay in her bed and hold her hand. We used to listen to the radio together and nod off to sleep. You don't do that with someone you don't love and don't care about."
-Tracey Emin

See?  It's nice.

5 comments:

apparellel said...

this totally rocks. love it!
xxx
t

Alex Dean said...

so sweet my teeth ache

Micaela said...

oh this is FABULOUS. i love it. i've never heard of it, so thank you!!!

heart charlie said...

Wow, this is amazing and I think it takes great perspective and courage to share sucj personal aspects about yourself with the world. I think it is genuine and beautiful, not at all objective!

tate said...

Gonna have to proclaim myself Team Billy Childish on this post. Sorry.
http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:EMBjcKhFuqEJ:www.stuckism.com/childish/ThatTraceyEminThing.doc+billy+childish+tracey+emin&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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