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Margate: Tracey Emin backs the campaign to remain

Margate's Tracey Emin is backing the campaign for the UK to stay in the EU.

The artist, who grew up in Thanet, tweeted her support along with a picture of some art she has created to reinforce her message.

Politicians from the remain camp were quick to take advantage of the celebrity endorsement in a frenzy of retweets.

In March, Emin announced she had married a rock 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."

Tracey Emin speaking at Turner Contemporary
Tracey Emin speaking at Turner Contemporary

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.

More recently she joined the governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney at Turner Contemporary to launch the new £20 note featuring JMW Turner.

And she played a key role in the gallery celebrating its fifth birthday.

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