Category Index
Books About Big Art
  • A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    by John Richardson
  • Sarah Lucas: A Catalog RaisonnĂ©
    Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    by Yilmaz Dziewior, Sarah Lucas
  • Grayson Perry
    Grayson Perry
    by Jacky Klein
  • Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    by Pim Milo, Kathy Ryan
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    by Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Xavier Salomon, Stuart Comer, Martin Gayford
  • Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    by Robert Leonard, Anthony Gardner, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Blair French, Glenn Barkley
  • Yayoi Kusama
    Yayoi Kusama
    by Midori Yamamura, Jo Applin, Yayoi Kusama
  • Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Prestel Publishing
  • Wall and Piece
    Wall and Piece
    by Banksy
  • Mark Rothko
    Mark Rothko
    by Mr. Jeffrey Weiss
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois
    by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff
  • Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst
    by Ann Gallagher
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Entries in Grayson Perry (1)

Monday
Oct222012

Frieze London Roundup - Grayson Perry


Grayson Perry The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012

Wool, cotton, acrylic, polyester and silk tapestry
200 x 400 cm

Slightly unconventional Brit artist, Grayson Perry is best known for his ceramic works. However his new piece at Frieze London this year was a gorgeously vivid tapestry that reached out on many levels to the viewer. The size, the craftsmanship and the strong socially provocative content showed a new complexity in his work.

Detail of Grayson Perry The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012


Detail of Grayson Perry The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012

The first in a series of six tapestries from the collection The Vanity of Small Differences, the tapestries focus on the life of ‘Tim’, illustrating his journey from birth through to death. The first in the series, The Adoration of the Cage Fighters is a comment on the trappings of affluent lifestyle and society’s obsession with media.

 “…the infant Tim reaches for his mother’s smart phone, his rival for her attention”

For an insight into the Tapestries, and Grayson himself, check out Channel 4’s programme In the Best Possible Taste - Grayson Perry.