Property used by artists Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas to showcase their work is on the market for £1.7m.

A workspace used by artists Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas has been put up for sale for £1.7 million.

Emin and Lucas had taken over the lease of The Shop, as they called it – a former medical clinic in Shoreditch, east London – as a place to display and sell their artwork during the time they were part of a group including Damien Hirst, known as the Young British Artists.

The couple operated their shop in 1993 and sold some of their earlier works from this location. Their joint creation, The Last Night of the Shop 3.7.93, a decorated corduroy wall hanging, is owned by the Tate Galleries

Later in the decade, Emin became famous for works such as Everyone I Have Sleept With – a tent appliquéd with the names of everyone she had ever shared a bed with – and also My Bed, an installation of her unmade bed which was inserted into .for the Turner prize for art.

The Redchurch Street property for sale is a four-storey building just off the Brick Lane area of ​​the capital.

Visitors arrive on the ground floor, which today is set up as a studio, with a darkroom, bathroom and separate cloakroom.

One of the bedrooms has a skylight, a double bed, a modern glass table and built-in bows for storage

The former medical clinic is located in Shoreditch, East London on Redchurch Street near Brick Lane.  You can enter the flat through the thin black door between Sugaring London and The Redchurch

The former medical clinic is located in Shoreditch, East London on Redchurch Street near Brick Lane. You can enter the flat through the thin black door between Sugaring London and The Redchurch

Owner Brian Gurtler said: 'The property is a residence but it has a studio so it would be perfect for someone who wanted to live and work there, in the heart of Shoreditch'

Owner Brian Gurtler said: ‘The property is a residence but it has a studio so it would be perfect for someone who wanted to live and work there, in the heart of Shoreditch’

Tracey Emin is famous for her 1999 artwork called My Bed.  The play is Emin's record of several days spent in bed in the grip of depression, the bed is unmade and the sheets are stained

Tracey Emin is famous for her 1999 artwork called My Bed. The play is Emin’s record of several days spent in bed in the grip of depression, the bed is unmade and the sheets are stained

Tracey Emin became famous for works such as Everyone I Have Ever Sleept With - a tent appliquéd with the names of everyone she had ever slept with

Sarah Lucas is known for her artwork called 'Self-Portrait with Fried Eggs'

Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas took over the tenancy of The Shop, as they called it, as a place to display and sell their artwork during the time they were part of a group, including Damien Hirst, known as the Young British Artists

Stairs lead to the first floor, which has a 14 x 10 foot bedroom overlooking the street, as well as a kitchen and outdoor terrace.

The building’s second floor has two more bedrooms and a balcony, and there is a 26-foot-long bedroom in the basement.

Owner Brian Gurtler said he had rented the property with his late wife in 1994 after Emin and Lucas left the building.

He said: ‘The owner offered us first refusal on the property and so we bought it and I’ve been there ever since.

“The property is a residence, but it has a studio, so it would be perfect for someone who wanted to live and work there, in the heart of Shoreditch.”

Unique Property Company, which is selling the building, said the shape and form of the property had changed over the years to accommodate a growing family as well as a place to work.

A company spokesman said: ‘It’s the perfect place for someone who wants to be at the center of it all. You have dining, drinking, theatre, cinema, music, markets and galleries and you never really have to leave.’

The four-storey house has a studio on the ground floor, so you use the space for both work and living

The four-storey house has a studio on the ground floor, so you use the space for both work and living

The property has a covered balcony which is perfect for the unpredictable British weather

The property has a covered balcony which is perfect for the unpredictable British weather

The four-story property has large slatted windows that let in lots of light and large bedrooms

The four-story property has large slatted windows that let in lots of light and large bedrooms

A spokesman for the Unique Property Company said: 'It's the perfect place for someone who wants to be at the center of it all.  You have dining, drinking, theatre, cinema, music, markets and galleries and you never really have to leave'

A spokesman for the Unique Property Company said: ‘It’s the perfect place for someone who wants to be at the center of it all. You have dining, drinking, theatre, cinema, music, markets and galleries and you never really have to leave’

Emin and Lucas took over the tenancy of The Shop, as they called it, as a place to display and sell their artwork

Emin and Lucas took over the tenancy of The Shop, as they called it, as a place to display and sell their artwork

The kitchen has a floor-to-ceiling window with checkered details and beautiful pink storage cabinets

The kitchen has a floor-to-ceiling window with checkered details and beautiful pink storage cabinets

Visitors arrive on the ground floor, which today is set up as a study, with a darkroom, bathroom and separate cloakroom

Visitors arrive on the ground floor, which today is set up as a study, with a darkroom, bathroom and separate cloakroom

Dinner is served: The kitchen has an artistic feature wall along with a bronze faucet and under-cabinet lighting

Dinner is served: The kitchen has an artistic feature wall along with a bronze faucet and under-cabinet lighting

One of the bedrooms has built-in storage that utilizes all available space.  The window is very large and lights up the room

One of the bedrooms has built-in storage that utilizes all available space. The window is very large and lights up the room

The property consists of four bedrooms, a dark room, study, kitchen, terrace, balcony, a toilet and a main bathroom

The property consists of four bedrooms, a dark room, study, kitchen, terrace, balcony, a toilet and a main bathroom

Tracey Emin’s career highlights

1995, Everyone I Have Sleept With 1963-95: This play first brought Tracey Emin to wider fame, both in the art world and among the general public

1995, Everyone I Have Sleept With 1963-95: This play first brought Tracey Emin to wider fame, both in the art world and among the general public

1999, My Bed: The play is Emin's record of several days spent in bed in the grip of depression.  The bed is unmade and the sheets are stained.  A number of objects such as condoms, birth control pills, underwear stained with menstrual blood, money and cigarette butts are strewn around.  The work was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999 and received a very mixed response from the public and press

1999, My Bed: The play is Emin’s record of several days spent in bed in the grip of depression. The bed is unmade and the sheets are stained. A number of objects such as condoms, birth control pills, underwear stained with menstrual blood, money and cigarette butts are strewn around. The work was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999 and received a very mixed response from the public and press

2001, The Perfect Place to Grow: This work pays tribute to the artist's Turkish Cypriot father, who, she says, is a great gardener but a terrible carpenter.  It consists of a wooden birdhouse-like structure on wooden poles

2001, The Perfect Place to Grow: This work pays tribute to the artist’s Turkish Cypriot father, who, she says, is a great gardener but a terrible carpenter. It consists of a wooden birdhouse-like structure on wooden poles

2004, Hate and Power Can be a Terrible Thing: This appliquéd carpet work is a blistering attack on Margaret Thatcher and her involvement in the 1982 Falklands War

2004, Hate and Power Can be a Terrible Thing: This appliquéd carpet work is a blistering attack on Margaret Thatcher and her involvement in the 1982 Falklands War

2011, I Promise To Love You: In the 2000s, Emin started working a lot with neon lighting.  These works contain words and sentences in her handwriting.  Pictured, 2011's neon sculpture I Promise To Love You

2011, I Promise To Love You: In the 2000s, Emin started working a lot with neon lighting. These works contain words and sentences in her handwriting. Pictured, 2011’s neon sculpture I Promise To Love You

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