This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Galerie Perrotin, Paris Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014
Hugo Huerta Marin, Portraits of an Artist, Montreal 2017, p. 86, illustrated in colour (ed. no. unknown)
“I love writing. I think every artist has a backbone to what they do. For some it could be photography, painting, the ability to make a formal sculpture stand, but for me it’s writing” (Tracey Emin cited in: Exh. Cat., London, Hayward Gallery, Tracy Emin: Love is What you Want, 2011, p. 24).
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the reds are slightly brighter and more vibrant in the original.
This work is in very good condition and full working order. Very close inspection reveals some superficial scuffs and some minute media accretions in places. "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."