While many people have been facing the dreariness and uncertainty of numerous lockdowns in the UK over the last year, Tracey Emin has been fighting her own traumatic battle against cancer. A massive operation has left her without a bladder and with numerous scars and losses but, bold and brave and typically honest as ever, she’s fighting back and has recently been given the all-clear, declaring in a recent interview “There are things I was scared of before that I’m not scared of any more. That makes you happier and more content as a person.”
Her good news coincides with the re-opening of what she once thought would be her last exhibition The Loneliness of the Soul: Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch now showing at The Royal Academy, 18 May – 1 August 2021. Emin’s fascination with the Norwegian expressionist painter sees her selecting masterpieces by Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings.
Following a visit to the show before the country locked down last year, PUOSU acquired one of her works No Time For Love (2020), a hand-pulled lithograph in an edition of 75. Emin’s story work is a great addition to the narrative of amazing women in the PUOSU collection.
Visit the Royal Academy website to find out more about the exhibition.