The artist's design features a patchwork rosette and a handwritten message
Tracey Emin’s design of the latest Brit Award statue has been unveiled ahead of the music ceremony in February 2015. The design is a big departure from the unmade bed installation that the often controversial artist is most famous for and it features a patchwork rosette and a handwritten message to the winning act.
Artist Tracey Emin's version of the Brit Award
Emin has described the statue as "really Tracey-ish" and explained that she wanted the winners to have something "special" to take away.
Her somewhat sentimental message on the figurine reads "Congratulations on your talent on your life. On everything you give to others. Thank You" and is much sweeter than previous agressive tones that once included a neon installation with the words "Fuck off and die, you slag".
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Emin is the latest in a long line of artists who have taken on the redesign of Britain’s most iconic musical award statue with Damien Hirst reworking the trophy in 2013 and pop artist, Sir Peter Blake, creating a version in 2012.
Vivienne Westwood and Philip Treacy have also reimagined the traditional Britannia model since 2011.
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The Brit Awards will take place at London’s O2 Arena on 25 February next year with the Critics’ Choice award nominations already announced including James Bay, George the Poet and Years & Years.