'I Loved My Innocence' was made at the new Counter Studios in Tracey Emin's hometown of Margate, Kent and was inspired by the theme of 'childhood'. This new lithograph is closely linked to her recent paintings in which Emin articulates the joy and suffering that is intrinsic to human existence. There is an uninhibited energy to Emin's new works, as she powerfully inscribes emotional turmoil through a freer yet assertive form of gestural figuration.
Focusing on her own body as a conduit for her feelings, she connects with a history of expressive figuration in art, from the moving realism of Kathe Kollwitz to the modernist angst of Edvard Munch or the heightened sexuality of Egon Schiele's female subjects. Emin's 'game-changing' solo show 'A Fortnight of Tears' at London's White Cube gallery received widespread critical acclaim earlier this year.

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Lougher Contemporary was founded by Huw Lougher in 2015 with the mission to acquire and offer a diverse selection of
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