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Tracey Emin neon sculptures to benefit The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

British artist Tracey Emin has created five neon sculptures to be sold at auction by Phillips this November with all proceeds benefiting MOCA, North Miami. The new series of works by Emin, titled Loving (2013) transcribe the artist’s handwriting into five vibrant colors of neon – clear blue, cobalt blue, white, seacrest (green) and pink. Bidding for the first four neons will be offered through auction starting on October 16 and culminating with a final bid at Phillips’ New York auction house (450 Park Avenue, New York, NY) on November 6. The fifth work, Loving (pink) will be offered as the opening lot of the Phillips Contemporary Art Day Sale on November 15.

Tracey Emin, Clear Blue, 2013. Neon
Tracey Emin, Clear Blue, 2013. Neon

The Loving auction builds on a longstanding relationship between MOCA and Emin that dates back to the museum’s 1998 acquisition of Emin’s film Why I Never Became a Dancer—the first of the artist’s works to be purchased by an American museum. MOCA is organizing the artist’s first American solo museum exhibition, Tracey Emin: Angel Without You, as part of MOCA’s Knight Exhibition Series, which opens on December 4, 2013, in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach.

To place a bid in the live auction for Loving (clear blue), Loving (cobalt), Loving (seacrest) and Loving (white) visit, contact [email protected] or call 212 940 1228.