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Signed Print Edition of 1000
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|January 2022||Chiswick Auctions - United Kingdom||The Kiss - Signed Print|
|September 2021||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||The Kiss - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||The Kiss - Signed Print|
|July 2020||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||The Kiss - Signed Print|
|June 2020||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||The Kiss - Signed Print|
|December 2019||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||The Kiss - Signed Print|
|September 2019||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||The Kiss - Signed Print|
This signed polymer gravure print from 2011 is a limited edition of 1000 from Tracey Emin's Royals collection. The print makes use of Emin’s distinctive drawing style and captures the kiss between Prince William and Catherine Middleton on the day of their Royal Wedding.
Emin is a leading figure in the contemporary art scene, with her works becoming notorious due to their confessional and intimate quality. The artist uses art-making as a form of communication with her audience to express her fears, ambitions and hopes for the future. For these characteristics, Emin’s art has been considered primarily through the lens of her autobiography, with many critics claiming that Emin pioneered the idea of “art as artist.” However, Emin can also be an intriguing storyteller and a narrator of her times. Works like The Kiss, or HRH, attest to Emin’s interest in engaging in contemporary culture to make artworks that speak not only of intimate feelings and emotions but also of historical moments. The Kiss portrays one such historical moment, more specifically the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton held on the 29th of April 2011.
Emin produced the monoprint for the Independent’s Royal Wedding Commemorative Issue, published on the day following the wedding. The sketched outlines and slim contours of the figures, together with the title written in capital letters underneath the image, instantly identify the image as Emin’s work. In the image, Emin resorts to her distinctive drawing style, also visible in her Nude Self-Portraits and Nude Drawings, and represents the kiss that sealed the union of the two royals. Bringing together Emin’s distinctive style and her interest in pivotal moments of British history, this artwork represents an exceptional piece in Emin’s production.