Tracey Emin Biography
Birthday: July 3, 1963 (Cancer)
Born In: Croydon, London, England
One of the most publicized, infamous British artists, Tracey Emin is widely acknowledged for her sexually graphic and highly provocative artworks. She uses her own life as the theme for her artistic creations, often exposing intimate and/or sexual details. This sensational autobiographical nature of her art form elevated her to stardom and created media frenzy. Some of her most controversial works include, ‘Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995’, ‘The Last Thing I Said to You is Don't Leave Me Here’, ‘Feeling Pregnant III’ and ‘Every Part of Me Is Bleeding’. The recurring themes of her work include rape and abortion, two experiences which she draws from her own life. Though, most of her works were controversial, they never failed to attract audiences and her art also grasped the attention of celebrities like Elton John , George Michael, Naomi Campbell and Orlando Bloom, who are also ardent collectors of her work. She has also raised millions of Euros for noteworthy and charitable causes like AIDS support programs in Africa.