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*My Life In A Column

Emin's columns for the Independent newspaper are collected for the first time in this unique anthology.
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Dimensions 21.5 x 14.5cm
No. of Pages 367
SKU 02078653

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Product story

For nearly four years, between 2005 and 2009, Tracey Emin wrote a weekly column for the Independent newspaper. Collected here for the first time, Emin's columns make a giant of the art world at once more familiar and more profound. Moving from inspired diatribes on contemporary art and her own process to confessional pieces chronicling her travels abroad and reflecting on her private life in London, the columns bring together elements of essay and diary to present a unique perspective on the life and work of a leading contemporary artist. This book is an anthology of poignant impressions from which emerges a clearer portrait of Emin herself.