The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!
  • The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

  • 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 is an English artist particularly known for his colourfully decorated ceramic vases. As a teenager he identified as a transvestite, and began to study art. He completed a BA in fine art at Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1982, having exhibited his first piece of pottery in 1980. He went on to develop his pottery skills and, following a solo exhibition of his work in Amsterdam, he was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003. He was appointed a CBE 2013 for services to contemporary art. Perry’s alter-ego Claire, who wears colourful dresses and feminine clothing, makes regular public appearances. Perry’s autobiography of his early years, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl, was published in 2006. Among his numerous television and radio credits are the documentary Why Men Wear Frocks; The South Bank Show; Imagine; All In The Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry; and Desert Island Discs.

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