Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tracey Emin's My Bed sold for $4.3 million

So the story goes something like this: Back in 1998, artist Tracey Emin spent four days depressed in bed after being dumped. She went to get a glass of water and on the way back took a look at the bed and decided to make it into art.

Fast forward to July 1st of 2014. The piece is auctioned at Christie's in London and sells for a whopping 2.5 million pounds (4.3 million dollars to us Yankees).

So what do you get for 4.3 million dollars? Well of course you get the bed itself. But in addition you also get some dirty stained sheets, a small blue rug, used condoms, menstrual stained underwear, pregnancy tests, cigarettes, and various other miscellaneous items. What a bargain!

Here Emin talks about the piece and her "installation process"

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