Tracey Emin’s installation My Bed has been a controversial work since its 1998 creation. Consisting of a bed with soiled sheets and mixed detritus strewn across it and the floor (such as stained underwear, cigarette butts, and condoms), My Bed was entered for a Turner Prize in 1997. Emin claimed that she created the piece when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts due to relationship issues.