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Grayson Perry Luncheon Napkin

To celebrate Grayson Perry’s co-ordination of the 250th annual Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, we've created a collection to reflect his distinctive and irreverent take on the contemporary art world.  

This set of paper luncheon napkins is emblazoned with his provocative Red Alan Manifesto, filled with provocative and witty statements that gently tease the art establishment. 

In the Press

The Times Magazine, The Times, 14 December 2019

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Dimensions 16.5 x 16.5cm
Fabric & material Paper
SKU 02087519

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Updated 19 May 2020

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Product story

In 2014 Grayson Perry RA created a special manifesto for the Royal Academy under the authorship of Red Alan, a ceramic sculpture of his famed childhood teddy bear, Alan Measles. It was originally available as a set of limited edition napkins for Friends of the RA. 

Following on from Perry’s 2013 Reith Lectures which debated questions such as - what is good art and who decides what is good art; this manifesto balances humorous and serious points about culture and society.

Pack of 20 3ply napkins which are environmentally friendly using water- based colours and bleached without chlorine.