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Women's History Month Artists: Celebrating WHM With Tracey Emin As The Jack Of Hearts

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HuffPost Arts&Culture is celebrating Women's History Month with the help of our favorite artists -- female artists, of course. Every day of March we're rolling out a new key player in the art world with a playing card... Get it? Print them out for your own amazing (although probably a bit flimsy) card deck or use them to stay fresh on your favorite women in art.

THE JACK OF HEARTS

tracey emin

WHO: Tracey Emin

WHAT: Emin made waves with her controversial work "My Bed" (1999), an installation showcases a mattress with rumpled sheets hosting scattered condoms and blood-stained undies. The Young British Artist was nominated for a Turner Prize for the piece that year.

WHERE: Though the artist calls London home, in February, Emin lit up Times Square's billboards at midnight each night with neon love letters.

WHY: Emin's mix of badass provocateur and sappy romantic always keeps us guessing. Also, this year she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire, which is pretty damn cool, too.

Images:
Front of card:
I’ve Got It All
2000
Ink-jet print
124 x 109cm
© Tracey Emin
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Back of card:
My Bed
1998
Mattress, linens, pillows, objects
79 x 211 x 234cm
© Tracey Emin
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London