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When an unmade bed is worth a million pounds (and why)

 My children, in bed, in a Bedouin tent. While the contents are priceless (to me), the beds themselves are probably not worth an awful lot. Certainly not a million pounds. Why then is Tracey Emin’s version worth so much?  ImageBought by Charles Saatchi for £150,000 in 2000, it is now expected to sell for about a million quid. Should this be the case, one can safely expect a rash of carping from various quarters about the notion of spending a million oners on a piece of furniture exhibiting stained sheets, stained knickers, discarded condoms, cigarette ends and an empty bottle of vodka.  Read More…