Heard Tracey Emin talking about her work on radio this morning. Whatever you think of the quality of her work you have got to admit she is sincere about it and she connects with the public.
She's a strong woman and I have got a lot of time for her. And she is usisng her art to make serious social comments.
Her high public profile owes a lot to her communication skills - yet another example of how important it is for artists to be able to talk about their work. Gone are the days when you could sit back and say " I am an artist. The work speaks for itself."
Today art is about a lot more than selling decorative work to hang on walls.
If you want that then go to Ikea.
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