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Artist Tracey Emin has married a rock

An artist raised in Margate has shocked the world once again... by wedding a rock.

Tracey Emin, announced she had married the "impressive stone", at her latest exhibition in Hong Kong.

She told The Art newspaper: "It just means that at the moment I am not alone; somewhere on a hill facing the sea, there is a very beautiful ancient stone, and it’s not going anywhere. It will be there, waiting for me."

Artist Tracey Emin
Artist Tracey Emin

In a separate interview with Post magazine, Emin said: "The whole thing with the stone is - it's a big stone, right.

"It's in my garden, it's very nice and very impressive and I like it a lot.

"The other thing about the stone is that it could be quite monstrous and scary.

"Instead I saw it as a protection thing as opposed to a fearful thing.

"It's in my garden, it's very nice and very impressive and I like it a lot..." Tracey Emin

"The other thing with the stone is it's not going anywhere.

"Even if there's the biggest tsunami in the whole world, the stone will probably still stay there.

"Maybe it's not a person. But maybe it's an anchor for me, something I can identify with. No matter how mad my life might be or what may happen that stone is stability and comfort."

It is not the first time she has stunned the art world. In 1997 her work Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995, provided her with considerable media attention.

It was a tent stitched with the names of everyone the artist had ever shared a bed with.

Emin was known as enfant terrible of the Young British Artists in the 1980s and is famously known for her work My Bed.

After Emin spent days in bed drinking nothing but alcohol she exhibited the mess she had created, the work sold for £2.2m. 

Her new exhibition, I Cried Because I Love You, will be in Hong Kong until May 21.


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