Tuesday, February 13

A Clean House

Tracey Emin, the creator of this 1998 work "Bed" is auctioning herself off for a charity event, her skill that's up for auction? Housecleaning. I'm sorry, but if she leaves a house in any sort of array that "Bed" is in, I might pay her to not clean my house. "Bed" was her actual bed, in all it's messy glory, placed in a gallery to demonstrate the humanity of the artist as opposed to a miraculous creator; as early art historian Vasari often asserted artists to be. Who knows, maybe "A Clean House" will be better welcomed by the critics than "Bed" was.

1 comment:

lisa d said...

um...isn't that called "being a maid". who needs an auction?