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Tracey Emin
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous British artist Tracey Emin
born Tracey Karima Emin - Croydon, London, England, United Kingdom - 3rd of July, 1963 / Lives UK
Famous Tracey Emin art works include "Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995" 1995 and "My Bed" 1998. Emin first came to prominence as part of the YBAs or Young British Artists group which collector Charles Saatchi first supported.

"Tracey Emin Quotes"

+ Being an artist isn't just about making nice things, or people patting you on the back; it's some kind of communication, a message.

+ I’m a terrible cook, but if I could cook, I would see that as art as well, it’s how much creative energy you put into something.

+ There should be something revelatory about art. It should be totally new and creative, and it should open doors for new thoughts and new experiences.

+ When it comes to words I have a uniqueness that I find almost impossible in art.. and it's my words that actually make my art quite unique.

+ If you’ve made seminal work, you never know when the next one is coming or where it’s coming from. Most artists never make a seminal piece of art in their lives, and if you’ve made two, which I have, then I’ve done all right.

+ My audience comprises everybody, not just the bourgeois. But there are people who don't take me seriously and that annoys me. I work really, really hard. I should be bigger than this.

+ I often think that I don’t really know anything, and then, when I think about my work, and my sewing, and about my blankets, I know what I’m doing: I can cut out a sentence in felt in five minutes; it would take most people that amount of time just to cut out one letter.

+ If I could spell, then I would spell correctly, but I never bothered to learn. So, rather than be inhibited and say I can't write because I can't spell, I just write and get on with it.

+ There's so much stuff said about me that's not true, so now if something is hurtful and wrong, I send an e-mail or letter immediately, saying, This is not true.

+ What's really good about the word 'art' is that 'art' is a word like 'love,' or 'god,' or whatever. It transcends so many things.

+ All the mistakes I've ever made in my life have been when I've been drunk. I haven't made hardly any mistakes sober, ever, ever.

+ I know what I’m doing with my work, and that’s really a nice feeling, that I’ve created something that wasn’t there before, that’s mine.

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