Tracey Emin Artwork Lights Up Downing Street


It might look like a motivational message to inspire MPs wandering the corridors of power – but to others it makes Number 10 look like a nightclub.

Controversial artist Tracey Emin has paid a visit to Downing Street to hang one of her famous artworks inside the historic building. The neon sign is said to be worth £250,000.

It has been donated to the Government Art Collection by the artist who wanted to bring some ‘edge’ to London’s most famous house.

Prime Minister David Cameron – said to be a fan of the BritArt star – has chosen to hang the eye-catching piece outside the Terracotta Room on the first floor of the government headquarters.

Emin told earlier this year how Mr Cameron had told her on a visit to No 10 where he wanted the art piece.

A No10 spokesperson told the newspaper: ‘We are very pleased to be able to showcase British artists to the many visitors from across the world who come to Number 10.I am sure the artwork will conjure up the feelings the country has for Mr Cameron.’

 

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