Tracey Emin’s controversial artwork My Bed will be displayed in the North of England for the first time when it lands at Tate Liverpool next month.
Curious members of the public will be able to gaze on the stained sheets and bedside table detritus that comprise Emin’s unflinching self-portrait for free from September 16, 2016, to September 3 next year.
The renowned work – which missed out on the Turner Prize in 1999 – will be part of the exhibition Tracey Emin and William Blake in Focus, which the Tate says reveals surprising links between the two artists, despite the centuries that separate them.
Drawings by visionary Blake – including The Blasphemer and The Crucifixion – will be presented in the context of Emin’s empty bed.
My Bed will be shown at Tuner Contemporary in Margate – Emin’s hometown – following its stint at Tate Liverpool.