Outstanding Artist 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tribeca Loft, NYC

The American Friends of Museums in Israel hosted an intimate evening reception honoring the English contemporary artist, Tracey Emin, on Tuesday, November 15, 2017 in Tribeca as our Outstanding Artist 2017. Attendees gathered to thank the artist for her great generosity in preparing a 50-special limited-edition print entitled “Something Good”, 2017 for the benefit of the organization. The event was hosted by board member David De Buck of the De Buck Gallery in Chelsea.

Tracey Emin’s art is one of disclosure, using her life events as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing, video and installation, to photography, needlework and sculpture. She reveals her hopes, humiliations, failures and successes in candid and, at times, excoriating work that is frequently both tragic and humorous.

Ms. Emin’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections around the world. In 2007 she represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale, becoming the second female artist to ever do so. That same year, she was made a Royal Academician and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art, a Doctor of Letters from the University of Kent and a Doctor of Philosophy from London Metropolitan University. In 2011 she became the Royal Academy’s Professor of Drawing and in 2012, Queen Elizabeth II appointed her Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts.

Notable attendees included: Tracey Emin, Honoree; Lorcan O’Neill, gallerist; Daniela Gareh, gallerist; Nathan Bernstein, gallerist; David De Buck, gallerist; Arnaud Dubois, art consultant; Ed Blank and Marta Gucovsky, American Friends’ Board member.

The mission of the American Friends is to provide exhibition, project and financial support to eight outstanding museums located throughout Israel. The partner museums are markedly varied and have dedicated and talented staff that are committed to enriching the cultural lives of their citizenry as well as their visitors from around the world.