Neon Valentines By Tracey Emin Take Over New York’s Times Square.

Neon Valentines by Tracey Emin

Not only does this public art installation in New York’s Times Square add some colorful romance to the city, but by snapping a pic of yourself among it and sharing it, you get a chance to win a digital limited edition by Tracey Emin, and that’s something to set one’s heart a-flutter.

Neon Valentines by Tracey Emin
Neon Valentines by Tracey Emin

The installation, “I Promise To Love You”
s[edition], the online platform for the world’s most renowned contemporary artists to sell their digital limited editions, brings celebrated British artist Tracey Emin to Times Square throughout February.

tracey emin neon art in times squareabove: Tracey Emin: I Promise to Love You © Tracey Emin, Photograph by Ka-Man Tse, 2013.

Every year I send valentines. This year I won’t have to. Times Square will do it for me,” said Tracey Emin. The title is her promise to love NYC, as well as individual promises to love one another.

artist Tracey Eminabove: artist Tracey Emin

The artwork, a dazzling visual valentine, will be shared with New Yorkers and visitors as part of a synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital displays in Times Square.

“I Promise to Love You”, premiered on February 1st and plays throughout the month as part of the “Midnight Moment”, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. s[edition] helped bring these works to Times Square and they will all be available for sale simultaneously and exclusively at [s]edition.

February “Midnight Moment” features these neon works by Tracey Emin throughout February 2013, every night from 11.57pm – midnight:
Tracey Emin, I promise to love you, 2007above: I promise to love you, 2007
Tracey Emin, Love is what you want, 2011above: Love is what you want, 2011
Tracey Emin, I listen to the ocean and all I hear is you, 2011above: I listen to the ocean and all I hear is you, 2011
TRacey Emin, When I held you I held your heart, 2012above: When I held you I held your heart, 2012
Tracey Emin, can't believe how much (how much) I loved you, 2012above: can’t believe how much (how much) I loved you, 2012
Tracey Emin, You touch my soul, 2012above: You touch my soul, 2012

Get in on the romance and show them your love!
Join Tracey Emin’s Digital Valentines in Times Square, Just Snap + tag + share your photo and they’ll give you a digital limited edition by artist Tracey Emin.

tracey Emin Midnight Momentabove image composited by If It’s Hip, It’s Here using images from the midnight moment gallery and sedition’s site.

• Snap a passionate photo in Times Square between 11:57pm and midnight with Tracey Emin’s art in the background
• Tweet or Instagram your photo with #MidnightMoment
• Follow @seditionart
• Win a Tracey Emin digital limited edition

Images of the installation in Time Square:
artist Tracey Emin takes over Times Square with neon artartist Tracey Emin takes over Times Square with neon artTimes Square Tracey Emin neon heart artTimes Square Tracey Emin artall images courtesy of www.seditionart.com

Galleries that represent Tracey Emin:
White Cube
48 Hoxton Square
London N1 6PB
UK
w: www.whitecube.com

Lehmann Maupin
540 West 26th Street
New York
NY10001
USA
w: www.lehmannmaupin.com

Galleria Lorcan O’Neill
1E VIA ORTI D’ALIBERT
ROMA 00165
ITALY
www.lorcanoneill.com

A Different Kind of Valentine. Eric Liot Heart Sculptures.

Eric Liot Heart Sculptures

Paris based artist Éric Liot combines items archetypal of our consumer based society with objects and fragments from pop culture. Pieces of film, advertisements, toys, comics and anime are assembled or collaged to ultimately represent a colorful, decadent society, delusional in its mad self-celebration. Read more

Talk About Rad Art. David Foox Exposes Himself For Love.

As the daughter of a retired radiologist as well as an art-lover, it’s as if these unique Valentines were made just for me.

Artist David Foox, shown blow, has created a limited edition of 8 anatomical hearts painted upon actual X-ray films. Priced at $3,000 a piece, they are mounted on a lightbox and measure 20″ x 17″ x 3″ each.


above: artist David Foox

A very different and personal way to give your heart (well, actually David’s heart) to someone for Valentine’s Day.

How did he do it?
He painted an image of his own heart, using heavy duty acrylics (hand mixed from powder to liquid paint by himself), atop real X-Rays of his own chest.


above: an example of one of the types of equipment used for taking chest x-rays

Talk about your Rad Art! ( sorry, medical joke… Rad is a unit of a measurement of radiation)

Three examples of the series of eight are shown below:

detail:


detail:


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The number of pieces (8 in total) are directly related to the amount of radiation David had been told he could withstand in a year and were created specifically for this year’s Valentine’s Day.


above: a simplified graphic explaining how one gets a chest X-ray (oh, what artists will do for their craft)

“I hope I don’t get sick and need any more X-Rays, cause according to my doctor I am not allowed any more radiation!”, says FOOX in talking about this Valentine’s Day special series of Hearts.

Each piece comes framed in a backlit box and exudes an eerily personal quality about it. “Imagine having your very own heart painted on top of an X-Ray of your body,” continues FOOX in talking about his work.

These 8 unique pieces are already sold out, so you’ll have to hope he can withstand the same amount of radiation next year!

David Foox, who goes by FOOX-U on many sites, is the designer behind those fun and fabulous Organ Donor Dolls, as well as many paintings and other projects.


If you never saw his unusual vinyl organ donor dolls, check those out here.


above: David hard at work

David works in so many various mediums and styles, it was hard to decide to do a post on his Buddha Series, his Scary Money or these. But in light of the fact that Valentine’s Day is around the corner, this seemed the most appropos. So be sure to see more work of his on his site.


his flickr site

his blog