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Tracey Emin: Love Is What You Want II - Signed Print

Love Is What You Want II
Signed Print

Tracey Emin


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Etching, 2011
Signed Print Edition of 200

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Critical Review

This poignant etching emerged from Emin’s retrospective exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in 2011. The exhibition was a grandiose celebration of Emin’s artistic career thus far, featuring works spanning decades and the many different media she has experimented with.

Love Is What You Want II is a print which is somewhat open to the viewer’s interpretation, given the obscurity of the sexual illustration at its centre. However, Emin’s direct address to the viewer in the written element of the work carries as unmistakable instruction to seize love and not let time steal it from you. Emin’s artwork has perpetually dealt with her dizzy love spells, her heartbreaks, and her childhood traumas. Despite how personal her works often are however, there is a universality to Emin’s work and her message to her viewers is simple and relatable.

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