Sam Taylor Wood and Tracey Emin

© Tracey Emin
Everyone I Have Ever Slept With, 1963 – 1995

 

© Tracey Emin
My Bed – Instalation, 2000
© Sam Taylor Wood
Passion Cycle XI, 2002
© Sam Taylor Wood
Passion Cycle XIII, 2002
‘I’m having a midlife crisis actually, and I’m just so confused at the moment about what I want for the rest of my life. Some people think if only they could have success with their career, everything would be all right, but it’s not. When Isabella Blow died I thought, fucking hell, life is short. It was like a wake-up call. And I realised that I’m 43, I’m probably never going to have children – I would rather have my career than children – which puts me into a very different world to other women, and I intend to live in that world. Even though sex with Scott [her photographer boyfriend] is fantastic, I don’t need it. Relationships are great but I don’t know how good I am at them. I realised that being an artist is actually quite difficult and I am difficult, and I want to enjoy that difficulty and not feel threatened by it.’
Tracey Emin, interviewed by Lynn Barber, 2007

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