Tracey EminHate and Power Can be a Terrible Thing 2004

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Artwork details

Artist
Tracey Emin (born 1963)
Title
Hate and Power Can be a Terrible Thing
Date 2004
MediumTextiles
Dimensionsobject: 2700 x 2060 x 3 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2004
Reference
T11891

Summary

This is a textile-based work which hangs on the wall. Emin used an old pink wool blanket, cut in two and intersected with a cotton extension in the same shade of pink, as the basis for a landscape of text. The work is dominated by the words, ‘PERMISSION TO FIRE/ ENZINE’ in large black capitals. An English flag incorporating the Union Jack in one corner bisects these words on the upper half of the blanket and trails a section of rope terminating in a metal clip. Individual flowers cut out from floral print fabrics are appliquéd across the flag and the blanket behind… (read more)

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