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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 70cm x W 54cm
Edition size: 250
Tracey Emin's Love Is A Strange Thing (signed), a lithograph from 2020, is estimated to be worth £3,400 to £5,000. This artwork has been sold at auction 6 times since its initial sale in 2010. Over the last five years, the hammer price has ranged from £350 in May 2019 to £1,000 in December 2020, showing an impressive average annual growth rate of 206%. Despite no sales in the last 12 months, the artwork continues to hold its value. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 250.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|December 2020||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Love Is A Strange Thing - Signed Print|
|April 2020||Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh - United Kingdom||Love Is A Strange Thing - Signed Print|
|March 2020||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Love Is A Strange Thing - Signed Print|
|January 2020||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Love Is A Strange Thing - Signed Print|
|May 2019||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Love Is A Strange Thing - Signed Print|
|October 2010||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Love Is A Strange Thing - Signed Print|
Although less critically acknowledged than her installations or drawings, video art plays a fundamental role in Emin's production. The artist recalls her long standing fascination with film, claiming that when she was younger she would take a Super 8 camera everywhere. “For me, it was a true way of expressing myself.”, she stated. Love Is A Strange Thing belongs to this project of self-expression, which Emin articulates in a variety of languages. The image constitutes an enlarged snapshot taken from a short video made in the same year.
In the video, Emin is accompanied by her dog, which makes sexual advances to the artist. Emin promptly declines, and the dog barks his surprise in response, claiming that he is somewhat surprised given the artist’s reputation. The disjuncture between the title, Love Is A Strange Thing, and the surreal feeling of the dog making sexual propositions to the artist contribute to the ironic nonsense of the video. In the artwork, Emin once again recapitulates her self-deprecating humour, that allows the artist to mock herself - or, in this case, her reputation for being open to sexual encounters - with an irony that makes her artworks even the more popular amongst the broader public.