Formerly pampered as an eccentric prankster, the multi-media creator once automatically labelled a “transvestite potter” (though he still does make pots and still appears as frilly, girlish “Claire”) has moulded himself into a maverick cultural critic of ever-growing authority. Revised Edition, Size: Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, joins Grayson. Sex and Gender • 6. The forms of the pots may be traditional, but Perry resolutely distances himself... Victoria Miro Gallery I 14 January - 14 February 2004 Grayson will talk to other famous artists, creatives and celebrity guests about how they are spending … You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. His lectures will address that ever-changing mix of talent, taste, cash, class and prestige that drives art in the early 21st century as much as in the late 19th. Family: Married to Philippa. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. His mother left his engineer father for the milkman and dread of this violent stepfather played a part, as he explains, in the escape and refuge that a transvestite second skin promised. In the series, entitled Playing to the Gallery, Perry will examine the crisis of contemporary art through a lens that Morris himself might have found familiar and congenial. He says: I can’t take myself too seriously.

She has presented and contributed to a range of radio and television programmes for the BBC, Bloomberg TV, Tate, the Art Fund and Christie’s, and has taught at a number of arts institutions including the Courtauld Institute, University College London, Christie’s Education and the Victoria and Albert Museum. And, like Morris, he yearns to tighten the bonds linking art and society so that our homes, possessions and lifestyles can become – in the word he and Morris both unashamedly employ, but would bring many a YBA out in hives – “beautiful”. This third edition not only has updates throughout, but also includes two new chapters, on the ‘House for Essex’, designed and built in 2015 with Living Architecture (a UK not-for-profit holiday rental company founded by Alain de Botton, which aims to promote, educate and enhance appreciation of modern architecture), and on ‘Identity Politics’, covering new work made since 2013. Though shunning conceptualism, he remains an artist of ideas as well as stories, for instance elevating his ancient and cherished teddy bear Alan Measles into a sacred idol in order to mount “a serious look at how religions form”.

Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. 29.6 x 23.6 cm, Extent: Education: King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, then studied Fine Art at Portsmouth Polytechnic. He was appointed a CBE in 2013. Paperback with flaps, Edition Type: The partisan of democratic taste, whose Walthamstow Tapestry stages and subverts our brand obsessions, also collaborated with Louis Vuitton at the time of his extremely popular British Museum show in 2011, “The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman”. The artist who dismisses shock tactics as “such a cliché now” long ago succumbed to the journalistic kiss of death when pundits started to dub Grayson Perry CBE a “national treasure”. For all his disdain for the YBAs and their hangers-on, Perry’s stylised narratives of trauma, both personal and collective, do connect him directly to the work of, most obviously, Tracey Emin and Gilbert & George.

9780500295236. The hard-earned mastery of their form collides with the often chaotic and cruel disorder of their subject matter. The Art World • 9.

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