Tracey Emin creates Penguin classics covers for Henry Miller novels

1 June 2015

Tracey Emin has created covers for Penguin, working up cover art for Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. The images use Emin’s typical confessional, slightly bleak, but enchanting gouache brushstrokes to depict female nudes, and feel very fitting for the books’ content. It’s a meeting of two sublime creatives, and props to Penguin for facilitating the collaboration. The pair both look at the messy and difficult, with unflinching views of sex and its implicit trials and ridiculousness. Lovely work.


Conrad Quilty-Harper, British GQ news editor, via Instagram: Tracey Emin’s Tropic of Cancer cover

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