The Vanity of Small Differences

Author: Grayson Perry

Publisher: Hayward Pub

ISBN: 9781853323157

Category: Art

Page: 119

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Telling a story of class and taste, aspiration and identity, tapestry series The Vanity of Small Differences saw Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry travel the length and breadth of the UK, 'on safari amongst the taste tribes of Britain'. The result is a monumental exploration of the 'emotional investment we make in the things we choose to live with, wear, eat, read or drive.'The six vibrant and highly detailed tapestries presented here bear the influence both of early Renaissance painting and of William Hogarth's moralising series, literally weaving characters, incidents and objects from the artist's research into a modern-day version of A Rake's Progress (1733).Featuring essays by journalist Suzanne Moore (The Guardian, The Mail) and Grayson Perry, alongside extensive commentary on each of the tapestries and their making, this book is an essential companion to one of the key contemporary art works of the last decade.Published on the occasion of the Hayward Touring UK exhibition Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences, touring in 2013–14 to Sunderland Museum in the Wintergarden (27 June – 29 September 2013), Manchester Art Gallery (31 October 2013 – 31 January 2014), Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (14 February – 11 May 2014), Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (May – July 2014), Leeds Art Gallery (August – October 2014).

The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Author: Grayson Perry

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9781846149634

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 80

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There are some artists for whom 'popular' is a bit of a dirty word. Grayson Perry is not one of them. He thinks art shouldn't be an exclusive club for people who 'get' it, but for everyone - that's why his new show is called The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! This accompanying book contains all his latest works, in full colour - including his much-discussed 'Leave' and 'Remain' pots, and creations inspired by his recent TV series All Man - along with an introduction by Grayson, his sketches and his commentary on each piece, explaining the thinking behind them. The images and words here explore populism, celebrity, masculinity, identity, Britain today and Grayson himself. They invite us to look again at the things we think we know, and show us that nothing, not even Brexit, is black and white.

Grayson Perry

Author: Jacky Klein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290804

Category: Art

Page: 288

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“Perry's embrace of decoration becomes a springboard into a dazzling range of forms and surfaces; his keen sense of adornment also helps to shape questions about human nature, politics, and aesthetic choices.” —Fiberarts

Playing to the Gallery

Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to Be Understood

Author: Grayson Perry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143128922

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Grayson Perry’s book will overturn everything you thought you knew about “art” Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he’s called this book Playing to the Gallery and not Sucking Up to the Academic Elite). This funny, personal journey through the art world answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but that we’re too embarrassed to ask. Questions such as: What is “good” or “bad” art—and does it even matter? Is art still capable of shocking us or have we seen it all before? And what happens if you place a piece of art in a rubbish dump?

The Descent of Man

Author: Grayson Perry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524705306

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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What does it mean to be male in the 21st Century? Award-winning artist Grayson Perry explores what masculinity is: from sex to power, from fashion to career prospects, and what it could become—with illustrations throughout. In this witty and necessary new book, artist Grayson Perry trains his keen eye on the world of men to ask, what sort of man would make the world a better place? What would happen if we rethought the macho, outdated version of manhood, and embraced a different ideal? In the current atmosphere of bullying, intolerance and misogyny, demonstrated in the recent Trump versus Clinton presidential campaign, The Descent of Man is a timely and essential addition to current conversations around gender. Apart from gaining vast new wardrobe options, the real benefit might be that a newly fitted masculinity will allow men to have better relationships—and that’s happiness, right? Grayson Perry admits he’s not immune from the stereotypes himself—yet his thoughts on everything from power to physical appearance, from emotions to a brand new Manifesto for Men, are shot through with honesty, tenderness, and the belief that, for everyone to benefit, updating masculinity has to be something men decide to do themselves. They have nothing to lose but their hang-ups.

Grayson Perry

My Pretty Little Art Career

Author: Grayson Perry,Rachel Kent,Mike Baird, MP

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9781921034787

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 258

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is pleased to present the first major survey exhibition in the Southern hemisphere by internationally renowned artist and Turner Prize recipient, Grayson Perry, as part of the Sydney International Art Series. It introduces the full spectrum of his practice from the early 1980s to the present, including new work. Grayson Perry is one of the best known British artists of his generation, acclaimed for his ceramics, sculptures, drawings, prints and tapestries. With a keen eye for detail and a love of the popular and vernacular, Perry infuses his artworks with a sly humour and reflection on society past and present. The artist's highly decorated pots in particular reveal a panoply of imagery ranging from the highly personal to the political, their subjects including his own family, the art world, Biblical stories, the royal family, and images of warfare and sexual fantasy. Perry's transvestism and feminine alter ego 'Claire' emerges through his practice as a recurring visual motif. A contemporary of the YBA (Young British Artists) generation, he has forged a distinctive career that sits apart from the cooler theoretical approach of some of his peers, favouring a more flamboyant, accessible aesthetic that blurs the division of high art and popular culture.

Unpopular Culture

Grayson Perry Selects from the Arts Council Collection

Author: Grayson Perry

Publisher: Hayward Pub

ISBN: 9781853322679

Category: Art

Page: 87

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Unpopular Culture features paintings, sculpture, and photographs selected from the Arts Council Collection by artist Grayson Perry. The selection presents a personal view of post-war British art, and provides an investigation of the mood, pace and preoccupations that underlie the period.

Sketchbooks

Author: Grayson Perry

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9781846149054

Category:

Page: 208

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"For over 30 years, Grayson Perry has made his name sculpting ceramic vases that are brazenly decorated and strikingly detailed. In this unique collaboration with the artist, over 100 double-page illustrations bring to life the sketches that have been essential in forming Grayson's style, from his days as a fresh art graduate to the moment he won the Turner Prize. Published to coincide with an exhibition of his work in 2016,aSketchbooksaoffers an untamed glimpse into the imagination of a much-loved artist. "

The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman

Author: Grayson Perry

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714118208

Category: Art

Page: 201

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Highly original and thought provoking, capturing the wit, philosophy, imaginative world and talents of this 'celebrity' artist

Grayson Perry

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Girl

Author: Grayson Perry,Wendy Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155258

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Every inch of Grayson's childhood bedroom was covered with pictures of aeroplanes, and every surface with models. Fantasy took over his life, in a world of battles ruled by his teddy bear, Alan Measles. He grew up. And in 2003, an acclaimed ceramic artist, he accepted the Turner Prize as his alter-ego Clare, wearing his best dress, with a bow in his hair. Now he tells his own story, his voice beautifully caught by his friend, the writer Wendy Jones. Early childhood in Chelmsford, Essex is a rural Eden that ends abruptly with the arrival of his stepfather, leading to constant swerving between his parents' houses, and between boys' and women's clothes. But as Grayson enters art college and discovers the world of London squats and New Romanticism, he starts to find himself. At last he steps out as a potter and transvestite.

Grayson Perry - Making Meaning

Author: Grayson Perry,Jenny Uglow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910350966

Category: Artists

Page: 66

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The internationally renowned British artist Grayson Perry, winner of the Turner Prize in 2003, is a vivid chronicler of contemporary life. His work abounds with autobiographical references, which can be read in tandem with issues relating to class, taste and the status of artists and artisans.0Packed with vivid images, and a number of gatefold pages, this book provides an overview of Perry's fascinating career focusing on his work in a variety of media ranging from ceramic and tapestry to embroidery and print. The acclaimed art historian and biographer Jenny Uglow provides a personal insight into Perry's work, and an interview between Perry and Tim Marlow, the RA's Artistic Director, reveals the many sides of Perry's personality. This book accompanies the exhibition 'Making Meaning', curated by Erin Manns and the first exhibition in a three-year collaboration between The Gallery at Windsor and the Royal Academy. Exhibition: The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, USA (15.01. - 27.04.2018).

Cycle of Violence

Author: Grayson Perry

Publisher: Atlas Press (GB)

ISBN: 9781900565615

Category: Art

Page: 133

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Since winning the Turner Prize in 2003 and exhibiting at The British Museum in 2011, Grayson Perry seems doomed to become `a national treasure'. 'They're preparing the embroidered slippers,' he remarks. Now one of his virtually unknown works - the graphic novel Cycle of Violence - is available to the public in a beautiful case bound edition. Originally issued as a private publication in 1992, the story features an idealised male hero with tones of crossdressing and bondage, which Perry created as an adolescent and developed while facing up to becoming a dad.

The New Sylva

A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Gabriel Hemery,Sarah Simblet

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408835444

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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A visually sumptuous and breathtakingly detailed book about British trees and woodland.

Fourth Plinth

How London Created the Smallest Sculpture Park in the World

Author: Grayson Perry,Isabel de Vasconcellos

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9781908970282

Category:

Page: 208

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The vacant plinth in the north-west corner of London's Trafalgar Square has provoked controversy for generations. Originally intended to hold an equestrian statue of William IV, it remained empty because of a lack of funds. For a century and half, debate over the plinth's fate raged until 1998, when it was decided to use the spot as a site of temporary commissions of contemporary art by leading artists. A marble statue of a heavily pregnant disabled artist, a scale model of Nelson's HMS Victory with African print sails inside a huge bottle and a giant cockerel in striking blue are just some of the controversial and political art works that have added a modern and provocative element to the famous square. International artists of the likes of Antony Gormley, Hans Haacke, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Wallinger, Yinka Shonibare and Elmgreen and Dragset are among those to have been selected to create a work for the space. The results have divided opinion across the capital and beyond, prompting debate not only about the merits of each commission but also about the value of art in the public realm. This book tells the story of the ongoing Fourth Plinth program from its inception to the very latest commission, David Shrigley's "Really Good," to be unveiled in September 2016. Individual chapters present the background and genesis of each work, with behind-the-scenes views of the fabrication, contributions from some of the many individuals involved in the projects, including the artists, and in situ shots of all the installed works. And just as every commission reflects varied aspects of London's past and present as a global capital, the book, too, celebrates the impact of contemporary art on the vibrant, creative and multi-cultured city that it is today--one that has created the smallest but the most-talked-about sculpture park in the world.

Theatre-Making

Interplay Between Text and Performance in the 21st Century

Author: D. Radosavljevic,Duška Radosavljevi?

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137367881

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

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Theatre-Making explores modes of authorship in contemporary theatre seeking to transcend the heritage of binaries from the Twentieth century such as text-based vs. devised theatre, East vs. West, theatre vs. performance - with reference to genealogies though which these categories have been constructed in the English-speaking world.