Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, and Fontainebleau Miami Beach to Introduce Limited Editions Featuring Artwork by Tracey Emin
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, and Fontainebleau Miami Beach have commissioned British artist Tracey Emin to create new limited-edition works to commemorate Emin's first U.S. museum exhibition. Tracey Emin: Angel Without You will premiere at MOCA, North Miami on Dec. 4, 2013 as part of its Knight Exhibition Series and be on view through March 9, 2014. The items, which include a limited-edition beach towel, flip-flop sandals and T-shirt, will be available for purchase at the MOCA Shop and at Fontainebleau Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami Beach week in December. The products will also be available online at www.mocanomi.org and www.fontainebleaushop.com.
The luxurious artist edition double-size beach towel is 100 percent velour cotton and measures 39 x 68 inches. The towel includes an image of Emin's neon work Kiss me Kiss me Cover my Body in Love (2010). The unisex rubber flip-flops feature Emin's neon work I Kiss You (2004) on the bottom of the sole, which leaves an imprint of the image on the sand. The V-neck T-shirt also features the work Kiss me Kiss me Cover my Body in Love (2010). The towel will retail for $95; flip-flops $40; and T-shirt $50.
In addition, to commemorate the collaboration, Fontainebleau Miami Beach has acquired a piece by Emin for installation at the iconic resort. The neon work I Followed You to The Sun, (2013), will be unveiled at the hotel during a special event with Emin during Art Basel Miami Beach.
"We are delighted by the opportunity to collaborate with Tracey and Fontainebleau Miami Beach on these limited editions, which will allow the public to take Tracey's words and work with them," said Bonnie Clearwater, Curator of MOCA's exhibition Tracey Emin: Angel Without You.
"We are excited and fortunate to be a part of this wonderful collaboration with Tracey Emin and MOCA," said Phil Goldfarb, President and Chief Operating Officer, Fontainebleau Miami Beach. "From its curvilinear Chateau Tower and signature bow tie floors, to its light installations and awe-inspiring chandeliers, the artistic forms that exemplify Fontainebleau all convey a feeling of delight and joy and Tracey's works in neon are seamlessly at home in that environment."
The flip-flops and towels to be sold during Art Basel Miami Beach continue Emin's longstanding practice of creating limited edition works, which would be accessible to the general public, beginning with The Shop (1993), which she set up with fellow artist Sarah Lucas to sell smaller objects and paraphernalia by both artists, including T-shirts and badges. Most recently, her limited editions and general products can be found in her shop in Spitalfields, London or online at www.emininternational.com
Tracey Emin: Angel Without You
Knight Exhibition Series
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, will kick off Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 with the opening of Tracey Emin: Angel Without You, the first U.S. museum exhibition of the acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin. The solo presentation is the first to focus predominantly on Emin's use of neon, an important material in many of the artist's works beginning with her iconic 1995 piece The Tracey Emin Museum, which will open the show. In addition to neons, Tracey Emin: Angel Without You will also include Emin's rarely screened 1995 film Why I Never Became a Dancer, which depicts scenes of Emin's seaside hometown, replete with neon signs. Acquired by MOCA in 1998, the film was the first of Emin's works to be purchased by an American museum.
The exhibition is generously made possible by an endowment to MOCA established by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Sponsored by Phillips, Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation Inc. in Memory of Martin Nash, and David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by Funding Arts Network.