West Dean Tapestry and Tracey Emin Collaborate on Tapestry to Be Unveiled at Saatchi Gallery

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LONDON.- Tracey Emin has commissioned the West Dean Tapestry Studio to translate one of her paintings, Black Cat, into tapestry. This is Tracey’s first venture into this medium. The tapestry will be unveiled at COLLECT 2011, Saatchi Gallery on the 6 May. Tracey Emin says: “The Black Cat is one of my favourite paintings. It took me over seven years to complete, not because I was hesitant, but because it’s two completely different paintings. It has bold strong shapes as well as subtle washes of colour. I thought this would be perfect for a tapestry, and I am delighted with the work Caron and Philip have done in translating my work to the woven form.” Emin adds: “Black Cat has many layers, emotionally as well as literally. The painting underneath is landscape, and is of a figure crouching down with the words