If you’ve been in NYC lately, and have visited the tourist trap Times Square, then maybe you have been lucky enough to have seen a Tracey Emin LIVE AND IN COLOUR! For the month of Feb, six of her neon signs are lighting up Times Square at night.
The works that are being displayed are from the newest form of buying art s(edition) – an online platform in which you purchase works that you can ONLY display on YOUR TVs, Comps, iPads, etc… and it is legit too.. you even get a certificate… and there are a limited number of each works to be sold… Is it the next biggest thing? Who knows?! “s(edition) Ceo Robert Norton says this programme could be a “pivotal moment” for digital art platforms, and Tracey said: ‘Every year I send Valentine’s. This year I won’t have to. Times Square will do it for me.’” (You can also buy works from the Chapman Brothers, Damien Hirst (blah), and more!)
But seriously, if you are in NYC, and even if you are not a massive fan of Times Square, we totally recommend you to go and get an Emin experience. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Take advantage of public art. Take advantages of the messages that she is sending. But it is genius. She has been through a lot, and now, she is literally sending Light and Love.
“Love is What You Want.”
Isn’t that what your he(ART) is telling you? Happy Valentine’s Day dudes!