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Arts' big names for sale at boot fair

Her work is usually sold in galleries fetching thousands, if not millions, of pounds. But today Margate's Tracey Emim was among many high-profile artists selling their work at a car boot sale as part of the Triennial in Folkestone.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to artists Jim Moir, Gavin Turk, Julia Riddiough and organiser of the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, Karen Ashton.

Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' sells for £2.5 million

Tracey Emin's controversial My Bed artwork Credit: PA

Tracey Emin's controversial My Bed artwork, owned by Charles Saatchi, has been sold for £2,546,500 at an auction at Christie's in London.

The Margate-born artist was in the packed auction room to see My Bed fetch a record amount for her work.

The auction house was unable to immediately reveal the buyer.

The artwork, which made the 1999 Turner Prize shortlist, went up for sale with a guide price of between £800,000 and £1.2 million.

Saatchi, who paid £150,000 for the work in 2000, sold it to support the work of the Saatchi Gallery Foundation.

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Olympic bird takes flight

Pascal Anson and Tracey Emin Credit: Phil Hornby

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Sussex artist Pascal Anson has designed a new livery for British Airways to celebrate the Olympics. Mr Anson, from Shoreham, had the idea of turning the plane into a golden dove to symbolise peace. He worked on the design with Margate's very own Tracey Emin.

She said she was delighted with the plane and its symbolism of peace. Like any artist, Pascal Anson signed his work. Not many artists have done a signature this big:

Pascal Anson signs his work Credit: Phil Hornby