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Tracey Emin

Sue Lawley's castaway is artist Tracey Emin.

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the artist Tracey Emin.

Tracey Emin is one of the most successful and controversial artists to emerge during the 1990s. Her work was championed early on by influential art dealer Jay Jopling and later by the collector Charles Saatchi. Her work is highly autobiographical and confessional. A talented drawer and painter, she has attracted most attention for her art installations - including her tent, Everyone I Have Ever Slept With and the Turner Prize-nominated My Bed. Her art is adored and condemned in equal measure, but wherever she exhibits she attracts queues and has a room at Tate Britain dedicated to her work. She was brought up in Margate and she has recently finished a film, Top Spot, which reflects her own experiences.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Young Americans by David Bowie
Book: Ethics by Spinoza
Luxury: A pen which would never run out

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45 minutes

Music Played

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  • John Holt

    Riding For a Fall

    • Pledging My Love.
    • Trojan.
  • The Beach Boys

    Good Vibrations

    • Hits of 1966.
    • Premier.
  • Donna Summer

    I Feel Love

    • Classic Donna Summer.
    • Mercury.
  • The Clash

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    • Now 19.
    • Now.
  • Middle of the Road

    Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

    • Very Best of Middle of the Road.
    • Disky.
  • Elvis Presley

    Burning Love

    • A Life in Music.
    • RCA.
  • Third World

    Now That We've Found Love

    • Now That We Found Love.
    • Charly.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • David Bowie

      Young Americans

      • Best of David Bowie.
      • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • Spinoza: Ethics - G H R Parkinson

  • Luxury Choice

    • A pen which would never run out


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Tracey Emin


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