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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."

Drawings & works on paper   


Ceramics



If evil must reign… - Details


If evil must reign… 1984

Ceramic plate
13.5 x 10.25 inches
SOLD

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

Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1985

Oval ceramic platter
11 x 14.5 inches
SOLD

  Exhibited: The Neo Naturists, England & Co, 2007

I Am A Planet… - Details


I Am A Planet… c 1984

Glazed ceramic teapot
8.75 x 15.25 inches
SOLD

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

Whore of Essex - Details


Whore of Essex c 1986

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.

Untitled (God of war) - Details


Untitled (God of war) 1996

Ceramic patter
15 x 18 inches
SOLD

No God Shall Tame Me… I Am War - Details


No God Shall Tame Me… I Am War c 1985

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

Untitled - Details


Untitled 1985

Pair of ceramic vases
each 16 inches high
SOLD

  Exhibited: The Neo Naturists, England & Co, 2007

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


Now in our green and pleasant land
(Ye Dear Olde Bugger) c 1984

Oval ceramic platter
11 x 14.75 inches
SOLD

  Exhibited: The Neo Naturists, England & Co, 2007

Kinky Sex - Details


Kinky Sex c 1983

Ceramic plate
9.75 inches diameter
SOLD

  Exhibited: The Neo Naturists, England & Co, 2007

God Is Sex - Details


God Is Sex c 1985

Ceramic pot
9.75 inches height

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

Let the little children suffer - Details


Let the little children suffer c 1986

Ceramic plate
11.5 inches diameter
SOLD

  Exhibited: The Neo Naturists, England & Co, 2007

Commemorative Plate Number 27 <br> - Details


Commemorative Plate Number 27
(Death place of abstract art) c 1986

Ceramic plate
9.75 inches diameter
SOLD

Commemorative Plate Number 30<br> - Details


Commemorative Plate Number 30
(Psychedelic Rhythms of Life) c 1986

Ceramic plate
9.75 inches diameter

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

Commemorative Plate Number 17<br> - Details


Commemorative Plate Number 17
(1709 House in Woods) c 1986

Ceramic plate
9.75 inches diameter
SOLD

Life is terrible in its glory - Details


Life is terrible in its glory c 1985

Ceramic urn
14 inches high

  Exhibited: Camulodunum, First Site, Colchester. Private collection.

Saint Jen - Details


Saint Jen c 1983

Ceramic plate
9.75 inches diameter

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