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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 April, 2004, 10:33 GMT 11:33 UK
Emin pays to show school's quilt
Tracey Emin with the Ecclesbourne Primary schoolchildren
Ms Emin worked with eight-year-olds on the art project
Artist Tracey Emin has agreed to pay to display a patchwork quilt she made with children after a row with their school who wanted to sell it.

Ecclesbourne Primary in Islington, north London, wanted to auction the piece for 35,000 for an arts unit, as it could not afford to display it.

But Ms Emin now says she will pay the 4,000 needed for a showcase.

She had asked for the quilt back and warned she would not authenticate the piece, reducing its value.

Ms Emin went to the school in 2000 as part of a scheme in London called Art in Sacred Spaces.

In the project children worked with 12 contemporary artists and their work was displayed in places of worship in a week-long exhibition.

Taking as her theme the title "Tell me something beautiful", Ms Emin invited eight-year-olds to nominate their ideas of beauty and then to sew the keywords in felt letters on bright fabric squares.

The resulting bold patchwork, featured words such as "tree", "sunrise", "dolphin" and "nan".

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