Tracey Emin (b.1963), Trust Me

Thursday, December 25, 2014
Tracey Emin (b.1963), Trust Me

BOUNDLESS: CONTEMPORARY ART To Take Place At Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery On 20 January 2015

Tracey Emin (b.1963), Trust Me


To take place at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery On 20 January 2015 presenting Modern and Contemporary Western and Asian Art, and 20th-Century Design Furniture.

Sotheby’s Hong Kong is proud to present Boundless: Contemporary Art, the opening auction of 2015, on 20 January at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. Focusing on postwar creation at large, the sale will bring together an eclectic offering of modern and contemporary Western and Asian art, as well as 20th-century design furniture. Pieces by such influential 20th century designers as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand and the Campanas will appear alongside works by Pablo Picasso, Bernard Buffet, Roy Lichtenstein, Damien Hirst and – for the first time at auction in Hong Kong – Tracey Emin and French street artist Invader. Highlights of the Asian section will include such rarities as the largest-known ink-on-canvas by T’ang Haywen and three Chu Teh-Chun works never before seen at auction, from a private Italian collection. This meticulously-curated sale will offer over 100 lots estimated in excess of HK$30 million / US$3.8 million*.

Sotheby’s is proud to introduce – for the first time – Tracey Emin’s iconic neon work to the Hong Kong auction market. One of the most preeminent female artists working today, Emin portrays deeply personal situations with brutal honesty and poetic humour through a wide range of media. Using neon, a recurrent medium in her oeuvre, Emin juxtaposes simple, intimate handwritten text with a medium traditionally associated with commercial and utilitarian purposes. In Trust Me, the artist’s written confession, rendered in cold turquoise neon, conveys both a warm feeling and a cool sense of distance.

Image above:

Tracey Emin (b.1963), Trust Me
2011, neon, 17 x 74 x 5 cm
Est. HK$250,000 – 350,000 / US$32,000 – 45,000


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