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For Grayson Perry, drawing provides the most immediate and honest representation of the psyche. Maintaining a child-like sensibility towards drawing, Perry explores the depths of his imagination and relays the inner workings of his mind through his pen. In this set of 4 drawings, Perry wittily depicts 4 different variations of dresses and the figures who wear them. A famous cross-dresser, Perry renders a man in a dress in the same manner as a girl in a dress. Always concerned with the themes and issues that are closely related to his life, Perry's art is a visual commentary on the social injustices he faces, as well as a reflection of his art historical influences.

Born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1960, Grayson Perry (b. 1960) uses his art to make hidden comments on societal injustices and hypocrisies, as well as to explore a variety of historical and contemporary themes through his ceramics and two-dimensional works. 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 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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  • Victoria Miro Gallery (London, UK); Private collection, West Coast (Acquired from the above).
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.26 in. (29.97 x 20.98 cm.)
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