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Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry works in a variety of media, but is best known for the ceramics he has been making since the early 1980s, which are decorated with figures, objects and text. He 'wants to make something that lives with the eye as a beautiful piece of art, but on closer inspection, a polemic or an ideology will come out of it', and there is a strong autobiographical element in his work.

Perry's first exhibition of ceramics was held in London in 1983. Awarded the Turner Prize in 2003, he has had major solo exhibitions at Mudam, Luxembourg (2008), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2007); Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2006); Barbican Art Gallery, London (2002); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2002). In 2009, Thames and Hudson published Grayson Perry, an anthology of his work by Jacky Klein. Represented by the Victoria Miro Gallery, Perry has also curated exhibitions in British institutions: Unpopular Culture (2008); The Charms of Lincolnshire (2006); and The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman at The British Museum in 2012. 

England & Co have exhibited early works by Grayson Perry in group exhibitions including The Neo Naturists (2007), and more recently in Between Worlds: Rituals & Pagan Rites, which also featured an early film by Jennifer Binnie, Grayson/Flowers/Jewelswhich was described by critic Louisa Buck in a review of the exhibition as "a stunning sequence of Perry in an earlier - and more alluring - transvestite incarnation, overlaid by flowers and trying on jewellery."


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If evil must reign… - Details


 If evil must reign… 1984

Ceramic plate
13.5 x 10.25 inches

Exhibited: Between Worlds: Rituals & Pagan Rites, England & Co, 2013

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Life is terrible in its glory - Details


 Life is terrible in its glory c1985

Ceramic urn
14 inches high

Exhibited: Camulodunum, First Site, Colchester.

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Untitled (God of war) - Details


 Untitled (God of war) 1996

Ceramic patter
15 x 18 inches

Private collection

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I Am A Planet… - Details


 I Am A Planet…

Glazed ceramic teapot
8.75 x 15.25 inches

Exhibited: Between Worlds: Rituals & Pagan Rites, England & Co, 2013

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Whore of Essex - Details


 Whore of Essex c1986

Ceramic platter with legs
11.5 inches diameter x 3 inches high
SOLD

Exhibited: The Neo Naturists, England & Co, 2007. Acquired from England & Co by the Fry Art Gallery, Essex.

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Now in our green and pleasant land<br> - Details


 Now in our green and pleasant land
(Ye Dear Olde Bugger) c1984

Oval ceramic platter
11 x 14.75 inches
SOLD

Exhibited: The Neo Naturists, England & Co, 2007

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No God Shall Tame Me… I Am War - Details


 No God Shall Tame Me… I Am War c1985

Ceramic sculpture (unique)
7.5 x 11 x 4.75 inches
SOLD

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God Is Sex - Details


 God Is Sex c1985

Ceramic pot
9.75 inches height

Private collection. Exhibited: The Neo Naturists, England & Co, 2007

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