Tracey Emin to design Brit Award

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 October 2014
Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

Artist Tracey Emin will follow in the footsteps of Vivienne Westwood, Damien Hirst and Philip Treacy in designing the 2015 Brit Award statuette

Tracey Emin will design the 2015 Brit Award statuette.

The controversial artist will follow in the footsteps of Dame Vivienne Westwood, Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst and last year's designer Philip Treacy in creating the iconic prize, which will be handed out at the annual ceremony next February.

And the 51-year-old artist was "thrilled" to asked to design the award.

She said: "I was thrilled to be asked to rework the Brits trophy. It's so nice as a visual artist to have an involvement with the creative side of the music industry and it's such a sweet celebration of the amazing talent we have in Britain today."

Brits organisers were keen to select a designer who represented "British creativity" and were "delighted" when Tracey agreed to their request.

Brits Chairman Max Lousada said: "Tracey is one of the UK's most prominent fine artists and we are delighted that she has agreed to re-work the 2015 BRITs trophy. Having her on board means that we enter a fifth year of iconic and uniquely designed BRIT statues, and with British creativity very much at the heart of the event, it's fitting that Tracey takes the baton and continues this tradition."

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