Tracy Emin is mainly notable for her 1999 Turner Prize exhibit "The Bed", and its accompanying press hype. The exhibit, an "installation" consisted of a filthy unmade bed surrounded by personal possessions of the artist, insane scrawlings in crayon on pieces of paper randomly stuck to the walls and various articles of used feminine hygiene products scattered throughout the installation. Media hype reached a natural climax when Emin claimed that she'd slept with several of the judges on the Turner Prize panel, assuring her victory.

Ironic then that the "prize" was eventually won by a previously unknown multimedia artist, Steve McQueen, whose piece consisted of a looped film showing the front of a building falling down and narrowly missing crushing the young artist to death, the window of the building neatly falling around him, Buster Keaton stylee.