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Akala, Lineker and Tracey Emin lead calls for airlines not to carry out refugee removal flights to Rwanda

More than 90 public figures have written to the airlines suspected to be carrying refugees to Rwanda next week, urging them not to fly the 100 or more people whom the Home Office has targeted for removal.Signatories include musician and author Akala, football pundit Gary Lineker OBE, Bridgerton actress Adjoa Andoh and artist Tracey Emin, along with a number of prominent musicians, activists, writers, journalists and lawyers. The letter, seen by The Independent, has been sent to three airlines known to have worked previously with the Home Office on deportation flights: Titan Airways, Privilege Style and Iberojet. AirTanker, which has...
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Tracey Emin review – fiercely honest artist bares body and soul

For a woman I have only met from a distance for about 10 minutes, I have seen Tracey Emin’s bottom an awful lot. I have seen it in ink, in paint, in bronze and on film. Sometimes it is pink and shapely, other times it is tilted in provocation or in the grasp of a lover. It appears in much of Emin’s new work at Jupiter Artland in I Lay Here for You, which includes sculpture, monotypes, paintings and work on paper, and details the artist’s recovery and rediscovery of love after suffering from bladder cancer.
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Artist Tracey Emin returns from cancer with raw Edinburgh show

The last time I met Tracey Emin, she was declaring her passion for Titian. It was 2008 and a major exhibition of her own work had just opened at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, but having read about the campaign to keep two paintings by Titian in the UK, she was keen to have her say.

‘An apparition came towards me’: Tracey Emin on seeing a ghost and building a new life in Margate

Tracey Emin is curled up on the red sofa of her new home in Margate, with her kittens Teacup and Pancake lolling beside her. “Some critic,” she tells me, “said I was influenced by Matisse. I said, ‘Oh, you mean because of this?’” She raises her right hand and places it behind her neck, adopting the posture of Matisse’s famous Blue Nude. “And I asked, ‘Are you saying that Matisse owns the way that women sit?’”
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Tracey Emin: My whole life has changed following cancer surgery

Tracey Emin said her “whole life has changed” as a result of her cancer surgery, adding that her body is “weird” now. The artist, 58, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2020 after discovering a tumour while working on a painting of a malignant lump. The...
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Tracey Emin requests No 10 take down her neon artwork

Tracey Emin has asked the government to remove her neon artwork from 10 Downing Street, saying it did not need "any encouragement" for a party atmosphere. More Passion, her 2011 gift to David Cameron's government was meant to evoke such an atmosphere, like "funfairs, casinos, bars", she told Woman's Hour.

Netherlands Approves Controversial $199 M. Rembrandt Buy, Tracey Emin Slams Boris Johnson, and More: Morning Links for January 20, 2022

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines DUTCH MASTERS. The Senate in the Netherlands gave the go-ahead for the government’s purchase of a 1636 Rembrandt self-portrait from the Rothschild family for €175 million (about $199 million), a plan that had faced criticism, the Art Newspaper reports. The deal is being done via a trust in the Cook Islands (a tax haven) linked to a holding company in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (ditto), as the Guardian reports, and some argued that the deal is counter to the country’s efforts to quash tax avoidance. Its culture minister has reportedly defended the buy as a once-in-a-generation opportunity. (Spoken like a true collector.) Meanwhile, Artforum reports,...
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Tracey Emin wants her art removed from 10 Downing Street amid parties scandal

Tracey Emin has requested that a piece of artwork she donated to the government’s collection be removed from 10 Downing Street amid the ongoing parties scandal. Various allegations have been made over the past month or so in relation to social gatherings being held by members of the Conservative party at times when the UK was under COVID-enforced lockdown.

Tracey Emin demands artwork is removed from No 10 following Partygate – and the reactions are mixed

If there’s one place you don’t want your artwork to be right now, then that’d be the building which is currently rocked by the news that it housed several illegal parties during a deadly global health crisis…Cough, Downing Street, cough (actually, best not to cough so loudly right now).Following the scandal known as Partygate, Tracey Emin – the Turner Prize-nominated perhaps best known for the provocative piece My Bed – wrote on Instagram that she has requested No 10 remove her neon artwork titled More Passion.Attaching a picture of the work, she said: “This is my neon that hangs at...

Tracey Emin Demands Artwork Be Removed From 10 Downing Street

British artist Tracey Emin posted on her Instagram this week that she has officially requested that her 2010 neon piece More Passion be taken down from 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister. “I am now in the process of requesting that my art work be removed from 10 Downing Street,” wrote Emin in her post. “I feel More Passion is the last thing this present government needs. This current situation is shameful.” The request follows the recent revelations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had attended a party held in the garden of 10 Downing...

Tracey Emin: No 10 responds after artist demands work removed from Downing Street

Downing Street has said it will speak to Tracey Emin following her demand to take down one of her artworks in Number 10.“More Passion”, a neon piece by the Turner Prize-nominated artist, was installed in 2011 after being donated to the Government Art Collection when David Cameron was prime minister.However, Emin has requested the piece be removed in protest at what she has described as “shameful” reports of parties at the residence during lockdown.The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “My understanding is that the work was gifted to the Government Art Collection with an agreement to initially display it...

No 10 says it will speak to Tracey Emin over artwork removal demand

Downing Street has said it will speak to Tracey Emin following her demand to take down one of her artworks in Number 10.More Passion, a neon piece by the Turner Prize-nominated artist, was installed in 2011 after being donated to the Government Art Collection when David Cameron was prime minister.However, Emin has requested the piece be removed in protest at what she has described as “shameful” reports of parties at the residence during lockdown.[xdelx]The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “My understanding is that the work was gifted to the Government Art Collection with an agreement to initially display it in...

Tracey Emin says No 10 needs more ‘compassion’ after demanding artwork removal

Tracey Emin has said the Government needs more “compassion” rather than the “party atmosphere” created by her neon artwork More Passion.The Turner Prize-nominated artist, 58, on Wednesday demanded Number 10 take down the piece, which hangs in the residence, over what she described as “shameful” reports of parties during lockdown.She told BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour she objected to the fluorescent lighting, which is often associated with a festive feel, being hung where such behaviour had taken place.[xdelx]Emin donated the piece to the Government Art Collection in 2011 when David Cameron was prime minister, and he had it installed in...