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UK: London Olympic Games poster to be designed by feminist artist Tracey Emin


Tracey Emin has been choosen to produce the poster for the London 2012 Olympic and Paraolympic Games down with eleven more artists: Chris Ofili, Martin Creed, Howard Hodgkin, Michael Craig-Martin, Bridget Riley, Rachel Whiteread, Fiona Banner, Bob et Roberta Smith Sarah Morris, Gary Hume and Anthea Hamilton .

Original from Croydon, where he was born in 1963, Tracey Emin is one of the greatly recognized Young British Artists (YBA) and the challenging nature of her work is renowned. In 1999, she was listed for the Turner Prize for The Bed, an installation of her bed sheltered in worn condoms. Regarded as one of the influential YBA artists, Emin will be integrated in the Saatchi show at the Art Gallery of South Australia, thus defining the re-launch of one of the Australian museum’s gorgeous galleries. The exhibition has the objective to produce a general idea of British current art.

Emin is cited in Bloomberg as stating: “I might just draw in landmarks of London — whether it’s the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, bridges and then within it put very nice words about encouragement, relief, challenge, all of those kinds of things.”

The posters will be the topics of an exhibition at Tate Britain, a significant event on the London 2012 Festival agenda.


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