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posted on May 30th, 2011
I guess when Tracey Emin ramped up her “poor little rich girl” anti-tax whining routine a few years ago, some folks were probably quite pleased because they already hated her work, so being able to tag her a greedy right-winger was an added bonus. 

Not me though, I was gutted.

Shows how naive I can still be – I’ve always loved Emin’s art, so I made fat old assumptions about her empathy with other people and felt surprised and betrayed to discover her ideology sucks.

Emin’s new exhibition Love Is What You Want at London’s Hayward Gallery is as compelling, blackly comic and angry as ever, by the way.

If there’s a problem with her work in 2011 it’s simply that tapping veins of self and displaying them in public is passe now, normalised by millions of people – especially kids – who over-share like mad every day online.

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posted on May 25th, 2011

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