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Blanket Coverage

by | 8th, September 2004

‘FOR a long time we have been championing the works of Tracey Emin.

‘Mummy, mummy, look what I made in class today’

Our Vomit In Sock installation that hangs on the foot of an unmade bed here at Anorak Towers – itself a tribute to Emin’s oeuvre – is our humble attempt to capture the spirit of an age in which the delightful Tray-cee has taught us that art can be anything and everything, good or bad, crap or rubbish.

And we’re not alone in our love for the enfant terrible of the British art scene.

We are chuffed to note, as the Telegraph does, that Tate Britain has given over an entire room to her work.

Those flocking to the museum – and who have already visited other artists with rooms of the own (Turner, Blake and Francis Bacon) – are warned that Emin’s space can be all too easily confused with the cupboard used by cleaners.

You need to walk past that and take a sharp left by the ladies toilets.

And then gaze in wonder at ‘Mad Tracey from Margate’s’ Margaret Thatcher-inspired blanket on which she had daubed words like ‘ENZINE’ , ‘BITCH’ and phrases such as ‘ROT IN HELL’, ‘I HATE WOMEN LIKE YOU’ and ‘PERMISSION TO FIRE’.

Sadly, in among her collected works there is no large tent on which she had written the names of everyone she had ever slept, it having been destroyed by fire last summer.

Which is a great loss to the art world – and a terrific relief to any number of men…’

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