Highly controversial like Tracy Emin herself, the "unmade bed" is back at Tate Britain after 17 years, and is going on tour around prestigious art galleries in the UK.
Sitting for the 5th day in my own unmade bed it somehow does not feel such a crazy piece of worthless art.
The bed was created, according to Tracey after the breakdown of a relationship. Empty bottles of drink, condoms, pregnancy test and general chaos. Tracey claims not to have got out of bed for 4 days and felt that she never would again.
Today I can understand that pain. Being human is difficult and having a creative mind seems to create further challenges to overcome in life.
She has made me see the bed differently. A damsel in distress. A piece of art history that with time will mark the age it was made in by its contents. After 17 years I am prepared to make the trip to the Tate to look at it.
It has given me a reason to think about getting out of my bed and venture out into the world again.
But not today.
She amused me by saying that when she sold the bed to Charles Satchi the first thing she did was go out and buy a new bed, the best pillows, the most colourful sheets....."You see" she said "Art is good for you!".
Front Row Interview - Radio 4 - 31/03/15
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