Who is Tracey Emin and what is her bed famous for?
Tracey Emin’s My Bed, short-listed in autumn 1999 for the Turner Prize, presents a base supporting a mattress, on top of which are rumpled sheets, pillows, panty-hose and a towel; cluttered alongside is an assortment of items from vodka bottles to slippers and underwear, cigarette packs to condoms and contraceptives, Polaroid (self)portraits to a white fluffy toy. For her London critics, My Bed exemplified and expressed Emin’s sluttish personality, the detritus of a life quintessentially her own; it was, above all, confessional. – via this link.
Apparently though, her unconventional artistic concept never got across this one cleaning lady, in this video parody of “My Bed”: