Tracey Emin "Only God Knows I'm Good"

Lehmann Maupin (201 Chrystie Street)

poster for Tracey Emin "Only God Knows I'm Good"

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Following her success representing Great Britain at the 52nd International Venice Biennale in 2007 and her traveling retrospective, Tracey Emin 20 Years, Lehmann Maupin Gallery presents the artist's fourth New York exhibition, Only God Knows I'm Good. This show features a new body of work that explores the artist's recurring themes of love, sex, and lust. On view through 19 December, the exhibition comprises 53 works including a large-scale film projection, never-before-seen neons and sculptures, and a collection of embroideries and monoprints.

Tracey Emin is well known for creating works in a wide variety of media—film, painting, neon, embroidery, drawing, installation and sculpture—that are intensely personal and revealing. Emin says of the exhibition, "This show for me is about drawing, about the line. To quote Rudi Fuchs, esteemed Dutch art historian, my 'salty line'. Through my embroideries, the line I draw is accentuated and extreme, which complements the way that I think. I'm on a constant search for clarity. The title of the show, 'Only God Knows I am Good' references David Bowie lyrics: 'God knows I'm good, God knows I'm good, surely God will look the other way today.' Life is complicated sometimes."

[Image: Tracey Emin "Nothing Touches" (2009) Ebroidered Cotton]



from November 05, 2009 to December 19, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-11-05 from 18:00 to 20:00


Tracey Emin

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