Grayson Perry. Liberty, identity, sexuality

Grayson Perry - Publisher Liénart - Ouvrage broché - 192 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2018

Grayson Perry’s works in traditional materials such as ceramics, bronze, cast iron, printmaking and tapestry, offer an ironic and darkly humorous look at universal topics such as identity, gender, class, religion and sexuality.

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Model 9782359062540
Artist Grayson Perry
Author Camille Morineau, Lucia Pesapane
Publisher Liénart
Format Ouvrage broché
Number of pages 192
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 270 x 230
Published 2018
Museum Monnaie de Paris

Exhibition Grayson Perry. Liberty, identity, sexuality, presented at the Monnaie de Paris (19 october 2018 - 3 feb. 2019).

Perry’s honest and candid unpacking of his own identity is part of what drives his appeal far beyond the confines of the art world. Autobiographical references – to the artist’s childhood, his family and his transvestite alter ego Claire – can be read in tandem with questions about décor and decorum, class and taste, and the status of the artist versus that of the artisan. 

he winner of the Turner Prize in 2003, Perry made his name with his ceramic works, which he began in the 1980s at a time when ceramics were little considered in the contemporary art world. Covered with sgraffito drawings, handwritten and stencilled texts, photographic transfers and rich glazes, Perry’s detailed pots are deeply alluring. Only when we are up close do we start to absorb narratives that might allude to complex subjects, and, even then, the narrative flow can be hard to discern. He uses the seductive qualities of ceramics and other art forms to communicate his thoughts on society.e.


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