Tracey Emin has been commissioned to create the artwork for SERPENTINE, a new unisex fragrance by London’s Serpentine Galleries in collaboration with fashion house Comme des Garçons. The scent was developed to mark the occasion of the Serpentine Galleries’ expanded presence in the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens with the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
Serpentine Galleries has invited Tracey Emin to design SERPENTINE’s bottle and box. This is the first in a new, ongoing artist commission. Created in France during the summer of the artist’s 50th birthday, Emin’s drawing takes inspiration from a sculpture she purchased depicting a lovers’ embrace. The handwritten text for the bottle face reads: 'The Grass, The Trees, The Lake, And You.'
Available in preview from April 28 to May 4 in the Serpentine Gallery, Dover Street Market London, and New York, and in the Comme des Garçons Perfume boutique in Paris.