London Gallery showcasing seriously cool Valentine’s art by Tracey Emin, Robert Indiana and Ellen Von Unwerth
London, February 2019: To celebrate St Valentine’s Day, Opera Gallery is delighted to present its best love-related artworks for sale. From Tracey Emin’s neon series to Robert Indiana’s iconic “LOVE” sculptures, the works are part of the Opera Gallery collection, and will make a beautiful Valentine gift for any art lover.
A huge neon by Tracey Emin was installed in April 2018 at London’s St Pancras Station, reading “I Want My Time With You” and conceived as a love letter to Europe. Tracey’s neon installations are also featured in her current solo exhibition A Fortnight of Tears at White Cube. Her famous collectors include Elton John, George Michael, Minuccia Prada and Charles Saatchi.
Other Opera Gallery works include André Brasilier’s dreamy portraits of his wife and muse Chantal, Robert Indiana’s sculptures, and Ellen von Unwerth’s German photos portraying erotic femininity.
About Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin, CBE, RA (born 1963) is an English artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. Once the “enfant terrible” of the Young British Artists in the 1980s, Tracey Emin is now a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1999, she was a Turner Prize nominee and exhibited My Bed – a readymade installation, consisting of her own unmade dirty bed. In 2007, she represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale. Emin has lectured at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney (2010), the Royal Academy of Arts (2008), and the Tate Britain in London (2005). Emin’s covers a variety of different media, including needlework and sculpture, drawing, video and installation, photography and painting.
About Robert Indiana
Robert Indiana (born 1928), self-titled as the “American Painter of Signs” held a key role in the Pop Art movement since the 1960s. He was an influencer in the concept of using word in art, which has been followed by many artists following him. Indiana’s artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world, and his works are in the permanent collections of museums such as the MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum Ludwig in Vienna, the Shanghai Art Museum, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. He has also been included in numerous international publications and is the subject of a number of monographs.
About Opera Gallery
Founded by Gilles Dyan in 1994, Opera Gallery is one of the leading international dealers and representatives of Modern and Contemporary Art. Opera Gallery is established worldwide with galleries in locations including New York, Miami, Aspen, Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beirut and Dubai. Opera Gallery offers museums, foundations and private international art collectors unique access to a diversity of Modern and Contemporary artists through an exciting programme of curated exhibitions and high-profile art fairs. Notable exhibitions include Pablo Picasso in Monaco, Marc Chagall in London, Jean Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol in Geneva, Jean Dubuffet & Alexander Calder in Geneva and two major Manolo Valdés exhibitions in Paris and Singapore. http://www.operagallery.com/london/
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