Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin. I Just Died at Birth, no. 8 of 16, from the series, Do Not Abandon Me. 2009-2010

Louise Bourgeois with Tracey Emin I Just Died at Birth, no. 8 of 16, from the series, Do Not Abandon Me 2009-2010

  • The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 4, Collection Galleries

THERE
WAS NO
ROOM FOR ME
ANYMORE YOU SQ
UEEZED ME OUT OF THAT
PLACE LIKE I WAS NEVER
WANTED NERVER ASKED LIKE
I HAD JUST INVADED YOUR SOUL
LIKE SOME DERANGED INTRUDER
WELL I NEVER ASKED TO BE PART
OF YOU
NOW I KNOW HOW LIT
TLE I WAS WANTED
I WOULD HAPPILY HA
VE JUST DIED AT BIRT
I TRIED NOT TO BREATHE
I WAS YELLOW AND SMALL
BEING BORN INTO A NEW HELL
MY OWN BIRTH STOPPED ME FR
OM EVER GIVING BIRTH MY OWN
INTERNAL FAERS AND KNOWING OF
THE CATCHERS OF THE ETERNAL SOUL
SAVED THE WINGS OF MANY ANGEL. I N
OW KNOW I AM FREE. FREE TO LEAVE
THIS WORLD WITH NO SENTIMENTAL TRA
IL. NO BLOOD TO STOP MY SOUL
FROM RETURNING BACK
TO WERE IT REALLY
BELONGS. A WORLD
THA IS MADE UP
OF A MILLION SUNS
I iLL BECOME JUS
A INY PART OF
THAT LIGHT

Publication excerpt from Tracey Emin, Do Not Abandon Me, 2010.
Collaborating artist
Tracey Emin
Medium
Digital print
Dimensions
sheet: 30 x 24" (76.2 x 61 cm)
Publisher
Carolina Nitsch Editions, New York
Printer
Dyenamix, New York
Edition
18
Impression
H.C. 1/1
Credit
Gift of the artists
Object number
18.2012.8
Copyright
© 2019 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY © 2019 Tracey Emin
Series
Do Not Abandon Me
Department
Drawings and Prints

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