Grayson Perry: Ceramics and Prints

5 May - 29 June 2021
  • For the Frieze New York Viewing Room 2021, and displayed in our London gallery, we are delighted to present Grayson...

    For the Frieze New York Viewing Room 2021, and displayed in our London gallery, we are delighted to present Grayson Perry: Ceramics and Prints. This collection includes early dishes and vases from the 1980s and '90s alongside Perry's more recent map-like prints. Like his public persona, these works exhibit contradictory traits of playful humour and vicious wit. In one of his Reith Lectures, Perry observed: 'We now have Bobos - bourgeois bohemians - so everybody has got a little bit of that artisty lifestyle in them now. We've accepted a lot of the things that were weird now are normal.' Much of his art responds to this state of affairs, celebrating weirdness with a post-modern jamboree of iconography and art historical reference. In addition to his reliance upon traditional pottery techniques of glazing and enamelling, his vivid imagery and textual additions coalesce to produce a personal style which is colourful and highly recognisable.

  • WORKS

    • Grayson Perry, Pope, 1990, c.
      Grayson Perry, Pope, 1990, c.
    • Grayson Perry, 23, 1987
      Grayson Perry, 23, 1987
    • Grayson Perry, Essex, Middlesex, Sussex, 1991
      Grayson Perry, Essex, Middlesex, Sussex, 1991
    • Grayson Perry, Layers of Meaninglessness, 1994
      Grayson Perry, Layers of Meaninglessness, 1994
  • THE LOW STATUS OF POTTERY SOMEHOW ACTED AS A SEMI-PERMEABLE MEMBRANE TO KEEP ME AT AN INTELLECTUAL AND AESTHETIC DISTANCE FROM THE ORTHODOXIES OF THE FINE ART WORLD. […] I LOOK BACK AT MY EARLY PIECES NOW AND I FIND THEM DELIGHTFUL AND HILARIOUS. I ENJOY THEIR FRENETIC ENERGY AND HUMOUR BUT I WINCE AT SOME OF THE TEXTS STAMPED INTO THE SURFACE. 
    GRAYSON PERRY, 2020
    • Grayson Perry, Six Figure Group, 1990, c.
      Grayson Perry, Six Figure Group, 1990, c.
    • Grayson Perry, Map of Nowhere, 2008
      Grayson Perry, Map of Nowhere, 2008
    • Grayson Perry, Animal Spirit (Pink), 2016
      Grayson Perry, Animal Spirit (Pink), 2016
    • Grayson Perry, Sponsored by You, 2019
      Grayson Perry, Sponsored by You, 2019
  • Grayson Perry
    The American Dream, 2020
    Colour etching from three plates on one sheet
    109.6 x 239.8 cm
    43 1/8 x 94 3/8 in
    Edition 24/68