A linen napkin is here embroidered with Emin’s heart motif, this one reading “My heart is with you always,” a message popularized by the artist’s neon sign of the same design and text. Emin's works are always made using her signature hand script, emphasizing the personal nature of their commentary. Many of her other works are less confrontational, but all are still extremely personal. Each includes a deeply heartfelt message about love nearly always tinged with sadness or anger –they might be seen as a more honest version of the sort of aphorisms found in Valentine’s Day cards.

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Tracey Emin (English, b. 1963) is an English artist and member of the Britarts or YBAs (Young British Artists) who currently lives and works in London. Her humorous yet tragic oeuvre spans the forms of painting, drawing, video, and installation as well as photography, needlework, and sculpture. Engaging a sense of immediacy and sexual provocation within her works, Emin privileges her viewer as both voyeur and confidante as a means to reveal intimate hopes, humiliations, failures, and successes. For this reason, it can be said that the body of her work holds roots in feminist discourse as she contends private matters with inherently political motivations and radical intentions. The artist studied at the Medway College of Design (now the University for the Creative Arts) and Maidstone Art College (now the University for the Creative Arts). Emin was selected to join the Royal Academy of Arts in London as a Royal Academician in 2007 and she represented Britain at the Venice Biennale the same year. In 2011, Emin was appointed Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy. Emin has lectured at venues such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Tate Britain, London, and the Royal Academy of Arts, among others, about the relationship between autobiography and artistic creativity.

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My Heart Is With You Always, 2014
Lot Number 47
Embroidered linen napkin
41 x 41 cm (16.14 x 16.14 in)
Signed, inscribed, and dated on attached tag

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My Heart Is With You Always
  • Dimensions
    41 x 41 cm (16.14 x 16.14 in)