Tracey Emin Is Selling Art From the Trunk of Her Car This Weekend

Tracey Emin at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair last year Photo via: Kent Online
Tracey Emin at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair last year Photo via: Kent Online

News that British star artist Tracey Emin will be selling her work out of the back of a car in her hometown of Margate this weekend has whipped art lovers across England’s South East into a frenzy.

Following the success of last year’s Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, Emin is returning to participate at the affordable fine art flea market on August 30, the Art Newspaper reported.

Conceived in 2004, the art fair was started as a counter-movement against the increasing commercialization of London’s art scene. By introducing a more informal setting for artists to interact with collectors and art fans, organizers hoped to democratize what was becoming an increasingly exclusive art scene.

The event, which is held annually in London’s East End, will now travel to Margate where artists will set up shop in the carpark of Turner Contemporary during the bank holiday weekend.

Affordably priced works by artists such as Gavin Turk, Peter Blake and many more will be offered at stands manned by the artists themselves.

Karen Ashton, the founder and curator of the event, told Kent Online last year, “Having established the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair as a dynamic and thrilling marketplace as well as a thoroughly entertaining afternoon for all our art loving visitors in London, it made perfect sense to take our show on the road to engage with new audiences and new artists around the country.”

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