10 Famous Controversial Art Pieces In History
My Bed by Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin is well known for her controversial art. This piece was shortlisted for the Turner Prize, a highly prestigious award held by the Tate Britain art gallery, so it received much media attention. The title of this piece pretty much says it all - it shows an unmade bed covered with stains and bodily fluids. Strewn beside the bed is a whole number of unwholesome items, such as condoms and dirty underwear - not the sort of thing you'd typically expect from art! Naturally, during its time in the spotlight it caused much discussion, controversy and debate due to its scruffy and dirty nature. However, some could argue that this discussion was healthy, as the piece took a very honest look at life, especially when dealing with depression. However nasty it may seem, is art that invites discussion and opens people's eyes to very real problems really such a bad thing?