Grayson Perry

My Pretty Little Art Career


Accompanies the retrospective exhibition on Grayson Perry at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia.

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Grayson Perry


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.

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Weight 1330 g
Dimensions 22.2 x 27.9 cm
Publisher name Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Publication date 1 December 2015
Number of pages 258
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Rachel Kent, Foreword by Elisabeth Ann MacGregor, Introduction by Mike Baird MP
Dimensions 22.2 x 27.9 cm
Weight 1330 g


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