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Love is What You Want

Accession Number
LTL2014.2

Title
Love is What You Want

Artist(s)
Tracey Emin

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
2011

Medium & Support
neon

Dimensions
52 ⅜ in x 58 11/16 in (133.03 cm x 149.07 cm)

Label copy
2014 Additions:
Tracey Emin
United Kingdom, born 1963
Love is What You Want
2011
Neon
Loan from:
Paola Luptak
&
Markus Jakobson

Subject matter
British artist Tracey Emin is known for her controversial autobiographical work that gives viewers intimate insight into her unrefined emotions and lifestyle. Love, sexuality, and relationships are common themes in her work. Love is What You Want is also the name of Emin's 2011 retrospective exhibition, and she uses the phrase in other work from the same period.

Physical Description
This sculpture is a pink neon light in the shape of a heart with the words "Love is What You Want" inscribed within the heart.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
feminism
hearts (motifs)
love (emotion)
neon sculpture
pink (color)

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