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You're not going to make it as an artist if you don't understand commerce and you work away in an attic for twenty years, slagging off people like me, complaining about never being discovered.
I want to be with my friends. I'm drunk. I want to phone my mum. She's going to be embarrassed by this conversation. I don't care. I don't give a fuck about it.
The words went round and round and round in my mind and my body, until I knew they were no longer my words but something that had been carved into my heart. And now my soul was crying.
Your paintings are stuck, you are stuck! Stuck! Stuck! Stuck!
I had become conscious of my physicality, aware of my presence and open to the ugly truths of the world. At the age of thirteen, I realised that there was a danger in innocence and beauty, and I could not live with both.
There is no comparison between him and me; he developed a whole new way of making art and he's clearly in a league of his own. It would be like making comparisons with Warhol.
Somewhere on a hill facing the sea, there is a very beautiful ancient stone, and it's not going anywhere. It will be there, waiting for me.
When I think about sex it makes me realise how alone I feel.
Strolling on the plateau of life, desperate for the mountain, I never thought that I would get this far. It's only art that has carried me through, given me faith in my own existence. But now I am approaching a point in my life where I desire more...
I'm not an outsider at all. I'm on every bloody A-list there is in the art world.
When it comes to words I have a uniqueness that I find almost impossible in art – and it's my words that actually make my art quite unique.
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I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.
Thomas Love Peacock
July 3, 1963
Tracey Emin is an English artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. Emin produces work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, photography, neon text and sewn appliqué.
My Bed (1998)
Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 (1995)
Sad Shower in New York (1995)
Hate and Power Can be a Terrible Thing (2004)
The Perfect Place to Grow (2001)
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