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Tracey Emin

Postby mercalia » 11 Apr 2018, 10:49pm

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

in your case you can fool only some of the people some of the time, And I aint one of them

tracey ermin.JPG

The bbc asks what does the latest art piece mean. if you ask that you are already lost?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-43719184/what-does-tracey-emin-s-latest-art-piece-mean

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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby reohn2 » 11 Apr 2018, 11:06pm

I heard about it on the radio yesterday and was a little bemused,more so now I've seen it as I suppose many other people will be.
But wishing her dead is in a different league and even more bemusing :?
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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby mercalia » 12 Apr 2018, 2:33pm

remember this?

a work of art or just a  lazy woman.JPG


Those who cant, become "artists" :idea:

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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby djnotts » 12 Apr 2018, 3:20pm

Each to their own etc. I think the "I want my time....." piece (sic) is just lovely. And while some of her art escapes me, on the odd occasion I've heard her chat I find her delightful.

I can think of many MANY more folk whose death I would find far more satisfying.

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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby PH » 12 Apr 2018, 3:46pm

I like it, very positive, and if it evokes a reaction... well isn't that the point of art? Though I'd prefer to see reaction to the work rather than the artist.
I've seen plenty of art in St Pancrass station, the embracing couple sculpture has a frieze on the plinth that's interesting but not easy to understand. The John Betjeman statue is fantastic and leads one to follow his gaze to the roof, which is probably the finest piece of art there. I think this latest piece replaces a spinning spaceship like thing that was equally liked and loathed. I couldn't make my mind up and I expect the artist would have been happy with that.
St Pancrass is IMO the finest London station (Not just because it's where the Derby trains arrive at and leave from) I welcome those things that make it more than just a point on a journey.

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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby Si » 12 Apr 2018, 3:52pm

Those who cant, become "artists" :idea:


...or critics ;-)

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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby Bonefishblues » 12 Apr 2018, 4:03pm

reohn2 wrote:I heard about it on the radio yesterday and was a little bemused,more so now I've seen it as I suppose many other people will be.
But wishing her dead is in a different league and even more bemusing :?

Add a soupçon of my nonplussment to your bemusement.

Isn't art supposed to provoke a reaction in the viewer? I think TE would consider it a job well done in this case.

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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby reohn2 » 12 Apr 2018, 5:06pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
reohn2 wrote:I heard about it on the radio yesterday and was a little bemused,more so now I've seen it as I suppose many other people will be.
But wishing her dead is in a different league and even more bemusing :?

Add a soupçon of my nonplussment to your bemusement.

Isn't art supposed to provoke a reaction in the viewer? I think TE would consider it a job well done in this case.

I'd agree,only to add that controversy in her line of work pays the bills :wink:
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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby Cunobelin » 12 Apr 2018, 7:38pm

mercalia wrote:remember this?

a work of art or just a lazy woman.JPG

Those who cant, become "artists" :idea:



I remember it being tidied because the curators. thought the mess had been vandalised

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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby pete75 » 12 Apr 2018, 7:49pm

mercalia wrote:remember this?

a work of art or just a lazy woman.JPG

Those who cant, become "artists" :idea:


That was sold for £2.2 million.

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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 Apr 2018, 8:53pm

Hi,
I think she is a person who suffers from being drunk (put nicely) gets paid loads for a shool art stuff.........and lives in Totnes, which is an arty farty student hippy hangout for whatever.

That's my opinion of people who frequent totnes and vote loads but don't actually live their :mrgreen:
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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby mercalia » 12 Apr 2018, 8:57pm

pete75 wrote:
mercalia wrote:remember this?

a work of art or just a lazy woman.JPG

Those who cant, become "artists" :idea:


That was sold for £2.2 million.


hence she can fool only some of the people some of the time ( and was laughing all the way to the bank)

I think a poll - which would you prefer to own
a) her un made bed or the Damien Hirst's half a cow in a glass case

the letters on the station quite banal by comparison?

cow.JPG


both are anti-art

maybe Damien could do Emin in a glass case cut down the middle?

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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby reohn2 » 13 Apr 2018, 8:57am

mercalia wrote: .........both are anti-art?.....

Define what is and isn't "art"
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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby mercalia » 13 Apr 2018, 9:48am

reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote: .........both are anti-art?.....

Define what is and isn't "art"


its like being in love - you know it when you see it.

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Re: Tracey Emin

Postby Bonefishblues » 13 Apr 2018, 9:51am

mercalia wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote: .........both are anti-art?.....

Define what is and isn't "art"


its like being in love - you know it when you see it.

...which is of course intensely personal, and different from one to another, which makes such categorical statements rather difficult.

In other news, I am happy to report that TE survived the night.