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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."

Ceramics   


Drawings & works on paper



Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1984

Mixed media on paper
11 x 16.75 inches
SOLD

  Acquired from England & Co for the British Museum collection

Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1984

Mixed media on paper
11 x 16.75 inches

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

Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1984

Mixed media on paper
11 x 16.75 inches

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