Galerie Gebauer, Berlin Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2000
London, Hayward Gallery, Love is What You Want, May - August 2011, p. 78, illustrated in colour (ed. no. unknown) Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tracey Emin: Angel Without You, November 2013 - March 2014(ed. no. unknown)
"Neon always had that seedy connection. But then I think it's sexy too. It's spangly, it's pulsating. It's out there, it's vibrant." Tracey Emin cited in: Carl Freedman, Tracey Emin: Works 1963-2006, New York 2006, p. 328.
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate
This work is in very good condition and full working order. Very close inspection reveals some tiny scuffs and media accretions in isolated places to the neon tubing. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."