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Emin's 'unmade bed' on display in hometown of Margate

From BBC - October 12, 2017

One of Tracey Emin's most famous contemporary works of art is going on display in her hometown in Kent.

Her unmade bed, created in her London council flat in 1998, features stained sheets, cigarette packets, discarded condoms and soiled underwear.

It was shortlisted for the Turner Prize the following year and was sold at auction for 2.2m in 2014.

My Bed can be seen at the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate from Friday until 14 January.

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The controversial piece, which sparked public debate about the nature of contemporary art when it was shortlisted for the Turner Prize, gives a snapshot of Emin's life when she was depressed after the breakdown of a relationship.

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