In 1999, Lehmann Maupin Gallery presented Tracey Emin’s first solo exhibition in the U.S titled, Every Part of Me’s Bleeding. Following the acclaimed exhibition, Tracey Emin presented her infamous work “Bed” at the Tate Gallery for which she was short listed for the Turner Prize that same year. In the last decade, Emin has had three additional solo exhibitions at Lehmann Maupin, participated in the gallery’s first exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey, Five in Istanbul: A Selection of Artists from Lehmann Maupin Gallery. Emin has exhibited extensively on an international level, most recently at the Hayward Gallery, London, where her mid-career retrospective Love Is What You Want has been widely received ( May-August 2011 ). Emin’s has solo exhibitions scheduled at the Brooklyn Museumin late 2013 , and theMuseum of Contemporary Art, North Miami,FLin December 2013. Emin’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Camden Arts Center, London, UK; Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; the Saatchi Collection, London, UK; and the Tate Britain, which recently opened a room in their collection devoted entirely to Emin’s work. Emin lives and works in London, England.
ISTANBUL’74 and Lehmann Maupin Gallery Celebrate Tracey Emin- Sept 15, 2011 ISTANBUL’74 collaborated with Lehmann Maupin Gallery to host a special dinner for Tracey Emin at Karaköy Lokantası on 15th of September, 2011. The night was hosted by the founder of ISTANBUL’74, Demet Müftüoğlu Eşeli and David Maupin of Lehmann Maupin Gallery and was continued with a special party located in Süha Fazlı Han’s 5. floor; Istanbul’74’s new art space. This private night honoring the world wide reknown artist Tracey Emin, celebrated both the opening of ISTANBUL’74′s new art space and marked the beginning of an ongoing collaboration to foster a cultural exchange between New York and Istanbul.
One of Tracey Emin’s neon piece’s written in Turkish; “Boşver Boşver Arkadaşım Ağlamak Güzel” ( It doesn’t matter-My friend it does not matter; to cry is beautiful ), which consists of those words in electric blue neon was on view in ISTANBUL’74.
Tracey Emin has referred to her Turkish Cypriot roots in several of her works including the film, “Sometimes the Dress Is Worth More Money Than the Money” (2001). Shot in her father’s native Cyprus, this film features Tracey Emin as a bride on the run, dressed in a traditional Cypriot wedding dress.
7 September 2020