The gallery has exhibited the work of over 400 artists in more than 45 exhibitions, and has brought over 250 JMW Turner paintings to Margate.
It’s a tough world out there for singletons in the digital age.
There was that trip to Kazakhstan, in 2006, where the temperature dropped to -44C and the contents of my nose began snowing onto the microphone as I tried to present a film about performance art.
There was New York, where the January wind that comes razoring down Lexington Avenue cut me in half as I tried to get to an interview at Grand Central station.
Croydon-born Tracey has not yet started building in artists paradise Margate, where there is already a Turner contemporary gallery, as she is looking for land to build on.
Emin’s most famous work, My Bed, was sold to a private collector for £2.5 million in 2014, although she received none of the proceeds.
For the ceremony, Emin wore her father’s white funeral shroud.
‘I’m in the process of moving studio so I’ll have a giant studio and hopefully that can become a museum of some kind, I’m thinking about the future,’ she added.
She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999, and was awarded a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2013.
Emin currently lives and works in London, United Kingdom.
And then there was Margate, where I went recently to see Tracey Emin’s new home. As I came onto the seafront, a giant icicle of wind slammed me against an amusement arcade and began drilling into my forehead.
Not content with turning her famous unmade bed into a totemic work of British modern art, Tracey Emin now has plans to become immortal on her deathbed, I can reveal.
Could the rock actually be the victim of a forced marriage — unable to leave or voice any objections to its new wife?