Controversial and provocative, Tracey Emin was never just the talk of the town but the talk of the tabloids too. Her antics may occasionally overshadow her arts practice, but her output of charged and searingly honest work has made her hugely-successful and immensely popular around the world.
Tracey Emin was born in Croydon in 1963 and studied fashion at the University of Creative Arts where she met fellow artist Billy Childish. She… Read more
About the artwork
Emin’s self-portrait The Beginning of Me is a searingly honest work on cotton fabric. The artist describes it as being like an “invitation” from a time when “I felt very different. A time when sex was all important and primal.”