Artist Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' to return to Britain
Published on Jul 30, 2014 6:52 AM
LONDON (AFP) - British artist Tracey Emin's controversial My Bed is to be exhibited in Britain as part of a long-term loan to the Tate group of museums, its new owner said on Tuesday.
German art collector and industrialist Christian Duerckheim, who bought the controversial work for US$3.8 million (S$4.7 million) at auction earlier this month, will lend the unmade bed to the Tate group for a period of at least 10 years.
"I always admired the honesty of Tracey, but I bought 'My Bed' because it is a metaphor for life, where troubles begin and logics die," Duerckheim said.
Among the most well-known works of the Young British Artists generation, the rumpled bed surrounded by intimate debris of cigarettes, condoms and empty bottles caused controversy when it was shortlisted for the 1999 Turner Prize.
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