“In her art she tells all, all the truths, both awful and wonderful, but mostly awful, about her life. Physical and psychic pain in the form of rejection, incest, rape, abortion and sex with strangers figure in this tale, as do love, passion and joy.” – Roberta Smith about Tracey Emin in “Every Part of Me’s Bleeding”, Lehman Maupin, 1 May 1999.
“The idea of being a bourgeois artist, making paintings that just got hung in rich people’s houses was a really redundant, old fashioned idea that made no sense for the times that we were living in. I had to create something totally knew or not at all”. – Tracey Emin