5/5/16 – 6/18/16
inspired playlist by art editor William J Simmons
CRUSHfanzine’s art editor, William J. Simmons, was so inspired by Lehmann Maupin’s current show Stone Love, by Tracey Emin, he created a musical playlist that would somehow accompany the work in his imagination.
On view until June 18th, Emin’s practice is the result of an intense process of self-discovery in which she transforms her profound and personal anecdotes into universal narratives.
The William J. Simmons Playlist (as inspired by Stone Love)
Close To You – Carpenters
Kneeling for You (2015) seems to represent the oscillation of pain and pleasure that Karen identifies with her voice. There alway a sense of innocence and yearning.
Toxic – Britney Spears
With oozing greys, whites, and greens, Emin makes me want to spin Britney’s magnum opus and revel in the poisonous hues.
Drive – Britta Phillips
Britta Phillips’s cover of the iconic ballad by The Cars gets at the emotions Emin mines. After all, who’s gonna plug their ears when you scream?
Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
The connection here is pretty obvious, but what I really want to know is what ever happened to Leona Lewis?
Holiday/Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
I can’t think of anything more representative of post-punk, sexy, clichéd angst than Green Day or, of course,
Lolita – Lana Del Rey
Need I say more?
All images © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DAC 2016. Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin