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Tracey Emin is wrong: being a mother makes my art better

"The art world seems to not be able to grasp the fact that I am still here, still working, still making art. I had a baby, not a lobotomy"

By Venus Backfire  

Tracey Emin has suggested that women cannot be mothers and good artists. © Piers Allardyce

“Women don’t paint well, it’s a fact…” said the German painter Georg Baselitz in 2013. He used that year’s sales records as evidence, adding that women “simply don’t pass the value test.” Now, one of this nation’s leading female artists, Tracey Emin, has advanced the debate—drawing a line between the abilities of those artists with children and those without. “I…

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