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

Tracey Emin's controversial My Bed artwork has sold for £2.2 million.
Tracey Emin's controversial My Bed artwork has sold for £2.2 million. 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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