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Grayson Perry (British, b.1960)
LOT ID: 82023
Untitled, ie. circa 1990

Glazed Ceramic, painted and glazed earthenware
15 х 17.9 in. (38.1 x 45.47 cm.)
Stamped, on the rim
Edition Unique
Lot description
British artist Grayson Perry is perhaps best known for his work in ceramics in which he creates classically shaped vases and dishes decorated with figures, objects and text, which stand within a tradition stretching back for centuries. Covered with scraffito drawings, handwritten and stenciled texts, photographic transfers and rich glazes, Perry's detailed pots are deeply alluring. Only when we are up close does the viewer start to absorb narratives that might allude to dark subjects such as environmental disaster or child abuse, and even then the narrative flow can be hard to discern.
His chosen topics include autobiographical images of himself, his transvestite alter ego Claire, and his family, as well as references to political events and an investigation of observed cultural stereotypes. Perry has the ability to make hidden comments on societal injustices and hypocrisies, and to explore a variety of historical and contemporary themes.

Born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1960, Grayson Perry lives and works in London. Perry was the winner of the 2003 Turner Prize, and has had major solo exhibitions at The British Museum (2011), Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2008), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2007), Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2006), Barbican Art Gallery, London (2002) and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2002). Perry has also curated three exhibitions, most recently the critically acclaimed Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman at the British Museum, London (2011-2012) Unpopular Culture, de la Warr Pavilion (then touring) (2008) and The Charms of Lincolnshire, The Collection, Lincoln (2006).
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