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Iconic Tracey Emin work set for first northern show in Liverpool

Tracey Emin’s iconic ‘My Bed 1998’ artwork will be given its first showcase in the North of England when it’s unveiled in Liverpool next month.

Considered to be one of the most renowned artworks of the past 20 years the piece, made up of Emin’s own bed with stained sheets and personal objects, will form part of a free Tate Liverpool exhibition to link her creations with the work of William Blake (1757-1827).

Getting underway on 16 September this year until 3 September 2017, ‘Tracey Emin and William Blake in Focus’ will also feature drawings by Emin from the Tate Collection alongside those by visionary Britisj poet and artist, Blake.

A spokesperson for Tate Liverpool on Albert Dock says: “The new display affirms Blake’s Romantic idea of artistic authenticity through existential pain and the possibility of spiritual rebirth through art shared in the work of Tracey Emin.”

Following the display of ‘My Bed 1998’ at Tate Liverpool the work, which was acquired by the Duerckheim Collection in 2014 and is now on loan to Tate for 10 years, will then be shown at Turner Contemporary in Emin’s home town of Margate.

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