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£2.2 for Tracey Emin's bed

Oh for fuck's sake!!


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Tracey Emin's controversial My Bed modern artwork has sold for £2.2m at auction at Christie's in London.

The 1998 work features an unmade bed and a floor littered with empty vodka bottles, cigarette butts and condoms.

The work, which was shortlisted for the 1999 Turner Prize, had been put up for sale by millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi who bought it for £150,000 in 2000.

It went under the hammer with a guide price of between £800,000 and £1.2m.

The piece gives a snapshot of Emin's life after a traumatic relationship breakdown.
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The, cough, artist, from Margate, was in the packed auction room as the work was sold, to applause from the crowd.

My Bed, one of the key works of the Young British Artist movement, was auctioned to support the work of the Saatchi Gallery Foundation.

Christie's said that, with buyer's premium, My Bed went for £2,546,500, which is a world record for Emin at auction.

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The auction house was unable to immediately reveal who bought the work.

Other works sold in the Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction included Francis Bacon's Study For Head Of Lucian Freud, which fetched a hammer price of £10.2m.
Divided critics

Emin, 50, who was made a CBE in the New Year Honours list in 2012, smiled as she left the auction after her piece - which was lot 19 - was sold.

She first made an impression outside the art world in 1997 with a drunken appearance on a television discussion show about the Turner Prize which ended with her pulling off her microphone and telling the audience "I've had a really good night out".

Two years later, she was shortlisted for the prize and exhibited My Bed at the Tate Gallery. It divided the critics but began the process of making her one of the country's most famous living artists.

Speaking at Christie's in central London last week ahead of the sale she said she still stood by her work which "changed people's perceptions of art".





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Saatchi has done well though. He's made £2,000,000 profit in 14 years. £143,000 a year.

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2,199,199.99 overpriced I reckon :)



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Apparently dirty knickers as well ! :eek: how could you display a bed with dirty drawers yuk.it amazes me there wast dirty needles as well. :eek: :throwup:



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smeggypants wrote:Saatchi has done well though. He's made £2,000,000 profit in 14 years. £143,000 a year.


Anything that Saatchi has had in his collection automatically sells for more later - it as if his 'stamp of approval' really is worth something.

Without the names involved - well you'd pay the council twenty quid to take it away. :)

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diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Saatchi has done well though. He's made £2,000,000 profit in 14 years. £143,000 a year.


Anything that Saatchi has had in his collection automatically sells for more later - it as if his 'stamp of approval' really is worth something.

Without the names involved - well you'd pay the council twenty quid to take it away. :)



Like me neighbour last week had a tempur new matress delivered,she rang our council they said next day to take old mattress away, they put it out in garden! It had gone before council arrived! :eek: who the fuck would want a used mattress? It amazes me. :throwup:



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Dolls wrote:
diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Saatchi has done well though. He's made £2,000,000 profit in 14 years. £143,000 a year.


Anything that Saatchi has had in his collection automatically sells for more later - it as if his 'stamp of approval' really is worth something.

Without the names involved - well you'd pay the council twenty quid to take it away. :)



Like me neighbour last week had a tempur new matress delivered,she rang our council they said next day to take old mattress away, they put it out in garden! It had gone before council arrived! :eek: who the fuck would want a used mattress? It amazes me. :throwup:


Hmmmm. Free bodily fluids :D



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Dolls wrote:
diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Saatchi has done well though. He's made £2,000,000 profit in 14 years. £143,000 a year.


Anything that Saatchi has had in his collection automatically sells for more later - it as if his 'stamp of approval' really is worth something.

Without the names involved - well you'd pay the council twenty quid to take it away. :)



Like me neighbour last week had a tempur new matress delivered,she rang our council they said next day to take old mattress away, they put it out in garden! It had gone before council arrived! :eek: who the fuck would want a used mattress? It amazes me. :throwup:


the person who bought Tracey Emin's ? :rofl:

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smeggypants wrote:
Dolls wrote:
diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Saatchi has done well though. He's made £2,000,000 profit in 14 years. £143,000 a year.


Anything that Saatchi has had in his collection automatically sells for more later - it as if his 'stamp of approval' really is worth something.

Without the names involved - well you'd pay the council twenty quid to take it away. :)



Like me neighbour last week had a tempur new matress delivered,she rang our council they said next day to take old mattress away, they put it out in garden! It had gone before council arrived! :eek: who the fuck would want a used mattress? It amazes me. :throwup:


the person who bought Tracey Emin's ? :rofl:


She is so ugly i reckon she has her mates that nicks em. :hmmm: :eek: :howl:

She lives in East London just round corner of Brick Lane,has one of those gorgeous huguenots places that have all been refurberd in 'Fournier Place'



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Dolls wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
Dolls wrote:
diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Saatchi has done well though. He's made £2,000,000 profit in 14 years. £143,000 a year.


Anything that Saatchi has had in his collection automatically sells for more later - it as if his 'stamp of approval' really is worth something.

Without the names involved - well you'd pay the council twenty quid to take it away. :)



Like me neighbour last week had a tempur new matress delivered,she rang our council they said next day to take old mattress away, they put it out in garden! It had gone before council arrived! :eek: who the fuck would want a used mattress? It amazes me. :throwup:


the person who bought Tracey Emin's ? :rofl:


She is so ugly i reckon she has her mates that nicks em. :hmmm: :eek: :howl:

She lives in East London just round corner of Brick Lane,has one of those gorgeous huguenots places that have all been refurberd in 'Fournier Place'

Just search on googlle streetview,the houses are beautuful, ? Well,at least she is trying to preserve the area,the houses are fabulous ,obvious loads of room in these houses cos they had printing weaves.



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