Saturday, December 03, 2016


'My Bed'
Hold it! Stop I said!! You may want to think twice before you make that bed of yours or tidy up your room! Yes you heard right. That unmade bed and untidy room can make you famous and make you very rich, and I am talking in millions of foreign currency here.  

You think I’m joking? Okay let's confirm from Tracey Emin, the British artist whose messy (dirty)bed/room installation sold for a record £ 2.5 million in 2015. The installation is currently on loan for public viewing for the next decade at the Tate Modern Museum, London.
Tracey Emin
The story of the “My Bed” as the installation is called started in 1998. The artist who was in a severe state of depression following a failed love affair and spent four days in her bedroom feeling heartbroken and horrible.

According to the artist, Emin, once she got out of the bed, she looked at the mess she had created and wanted to take it out of the bedroom context and put on display in a white gallery space! My Bed caused quite a stir in the art world and media  when it went on display at the Tate Gallery in 1999. It would go on to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize.

Part of the set-up includes used condoms, an overflowing ashtray, dirty underwear, empty bottles of alcohol, dirty crumpled sheets with tell-tale signs of human secretion. Ewwww!
Remind again why these Oyinbo people sef should not be certified mad!!!


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