Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch. RA. The Loneliness of the Soul. Original Lithograph Exhibition Poster. 2020. Free UK delivery.
• Dimensions: Height 76 cm / 30 inches × Width 51 cm / 20 inches. Sizes approximate.
• Year: 2020
• Medium: Lithographic print on thick stock paper
• Classification: Limited - unknown edition. Known to be sold-out.
• Condition: Excellent
• Particulars: Unframed. Unsigned. As with all Choughed gallery items, this has been stored in an acid-free archival sleeve. The poster will be sent rolled-up.
• Provenance/Documentation: Comes with a Choughed Online Art CoA. Purchased from the RA shop. Proof of purchase available.
• One of the megastars of British art, Tracey Emin CBE, is an English artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. Emin produces work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, neon text, sculpture, sewn appliqué and photography. Emin was once widely known as the Enfant Terrrible of the Young British Artist scene in the early 1990s. In 1997, Emins work Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995 was shown at Charles Saatchis Sensdation exhibition at Londons Royal Academy. Emins fame has since risen to enormous heights, and in 2011 she was appointed joint Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy, becoming one of the first female professors since the Academy was founded in 1768.
In March 2022, Emin was awarded the title of Art Icon of the Year at a ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.
• Born in 1863, Edvard Munch was a Norwegian Expressionist painter. His best known work, The Scream, has become an iconic image of the art world. His childhood was overshadowed by illness, bereavement and the dread of inheriting a mental condition that ran in the family.
Emin has long had a fascination with Munch: “I’ve been in love with this man since I was eighteen”. In 1998 she even created a haunting video piece filmed at the same Oslo jetty that was the location of many of his well-known works. It is just one example of how, like Munch, she embraces even the most painful experiences to create art.
The exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, featured around 25 of Emin’s works including paintings, some of which were on display for the first time. These works, which explored the loneliness of the soul, were chosen by Emin to sit alongside a carefully considered selection of 18 oils and watercolours drawn from Munchs collection and archives from the Munch Museum in Oslo.
Seen together, the dark territories and raw emotions of both artists, portrayed an exploration of grief, loss and longing.