UK Cypriot Artist Tracey Emin has demanded that an artwork she donated to the government be taken down from display in Number 10

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Artist Tracey Emin has demanded that an artwork she donated to the government’s collection be taken down from display in Number 10 Downing Street. The neon artwork, More Passion, was installed in 2011.

However, following the news that a number of parties were held at Downing Street during the national lockdowns, she has posted on Instagram asking for the artwork to be removed.

In her first broadcast interview since she asked for its removal, Tracey who’s father is Turkish Cypriot joined Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. She told her why she wants the artwork removed and how she feels the ‘current situation is shameful.’

The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson has said Downing Street will “discuss” with the artist Tracey Emin where an artwork she donated to the government should be located. The Prime Minister’s spokesman said “we will discuss its location with the artist, my understanding is it will remain part of the collection.”

BBC

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