White Cube, London Private Collection, Europe Phillips, London, 16 October 2014, Lot 137 Acquired from the above by the present owner
"Amongst her oeuvre, Emin’s Neon Signs are language at its barest and boldest… Emin’s Neons do not offer generalised philosophical phrases or curious non sequiturs. Instead, most take the form of an utterance, which are almost heard as voices by the gallery-goer as much as they are seen" (Cliff Lausen cited in: Exh. Cat., London, Hayward Gallery, Love is what you want, 2011, p. 15).
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition and is in full working order. "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."