Drawing and printmaking have been central to Emin’s artistic practice throughout her career, offering an immediate and personal dimension to her moving, compelling and at-times controversial works. She regularly takes moments, sensations and frustrations from her own life and in the evolution of her art creates a broader engagement with the wider world and our endlessly prevailing human preoccupations within it; sex, death, love and freedom.
‘No Surrender’ is the first print made by Emin in the new Counter Studios in her hometown – Margate, Kent. Here she brings a broad, gestural quality to the depiction of the body, while the colour adds a heightened emotion, juxtaposing hot and cold tones, the living and the suffering. Rising to prominence as part of the YBA’s in the 1990s, Emin continues to be extremely prolific in the making and exhibiting of her work, her themes, preoccupations and approach evolving as time passes.
Lyon & Turnbull are delighted to offer Modern and Contemporary editioned prints and multiples within our Contemporary & Post-War Art and MODERN MADE auctions.
At Lyon & Turnbull, we handle prints from a wide variety of artists: from 20th century masters Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro through to the British canon of printmakers including Dame Laura Knight, L.S. Lowry, Edward Bawden, all the way to David Hockney and Howard Hodgkin. Our auctions encompass printmaking created up to and including the present day, with artists currently working in these mediums, such as Tracey Emin, David Shrigley, Banksy and the Connor Brothers.