DECADE Theme Preview: “Language Is a Virus from Outer Space”
Day 5: Tracey Emin’s Only God Knows I’m Good
Tracey Emin is no stranger to shock tactics and provocative innuendo; her work Only God Knows I’m Good, 2009, produced 2011, a luminous white neon sculpture of the title’s text (installed in the Sculpture Court in the 1905 Albright Building), nods wryly to the artist’s wicked sense of humor.
IMAGE: Tracey Emin (British, born 1963). Only God Knows I’m Good, 2009. Snow white neon, edition 2/3 plus 2 Aps, 25 x 136 1/2 inches (63.5 x 346.7 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Edmund Hayes Fund, by exchange, 2011. Image courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York. © 2012 Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS, London / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.