My Town | Why Tracey Emin Is in a Miami State of Mind

December 4, 2013 3:36 PM

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My Town | Why Tracey Emin Is in a Miami State of Mind

Tracey Emin has always been associated with London. It’s where she studied painting before achieving early notoriety as one of the “Young British Artists.” It’s the place she unveiled her infamous camping tent, embroidered with the names of all the people she’d ever slept with. It’s the city in which she continues to live, work and teach.

Last December, however, the 50-year-old artist adopted a second hometown when she bought a place in Miami off the Intracoastal Waterway. She hadn’t known much about the city beyond her “CSI Miami” addiction. (“Apparently most of it isn’t even shot there,” she says with a laugh.) But on a visit to Ar...

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