Art Icon 2022: Tracey Emin

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Tracey Emin, The Ship, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 152.5 x 182.2 x 3.7 cm. © Tracey Emin.

On Tuesday 22 March 2022, Whitechapel Gallery hosted its annual Art Icon gala in honour of renowned artist Tracey Emin.

Emin was the ninth artist to receive the prestigious Art Icon award supported by the Swarovski Foundation.

Tracey Emin’s expressive and visceral work is renowned for its portrayal of personal experience and heightened states of emotion. Frank and intimate, but universal in its relevance, her practice draws on the fundamental themes of desire and grief, unravelling the constructs of ‘woman’ and ‘self’ through painting, drawing, film, photography, sewn appliqué, sculpture and neon.

The evening coincided with an online auction of leading contemporary artworks with auction partner Phillips.

All funds raised from the gala and auction support Whitechapel Gallery’s pioneering education and community programmes.

For more information about the event and ticket enquiries click here. 

Sahara Longe

Art Icon 2022 Charity Auction

14 artworks and exclusive experiences were bid on in the 2022 Art Icon Online Auction, hosted by Phillips.

Bidding closed on Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 2pm GMT.

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