Grayson Perry

I went to see Grayson Perry’s exhibition The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever !, which was indeed packed, thereby fulfilling his first aspiration of democratising the practice of fine art.   I’ve always liked his work.   It’s funny, ironic, playful and satirical, all of which are disparaged in much art practice, as he knows better than most.   I haven’t always liked his tapestries, but very much admire his big Battle of Britain tapestry with its breadth of imaginative detail:-

His work has obviously been permanently influenced by the experience of working closely with the ethnographic collections of the British Museum:-

And there are the usual knowing art critical references:-


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