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Not For Web | Portrait Of The Artist Young Girl

This funny and sensitive book charts award winning artist Grayson Perry RA's life from his early childhood in Chelmsford - a rural Eden that ends abruptly with the arrival of his stepfather, leading to constant swerving between his parents' houses, and between boys' and women's clothes. But as Grayson enters art college and discovers the world of London squats and New Romanticism, he starts to find himself. At last he steps out as a potter and transvestite. Grayson Perry: Portrait Of The Artist is Perry's own story, told by his friend, the writer Wendy Jones.
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Dimensions 20 x 12.5cm
Fabric & material Paperback
No. of Pages 198
SKU 02078725

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Every inch of Grayson Perry's childhood bedroom was covered with pictures of aeroplanes, and every surface with models. Fantasy took over his life, in a world of battles ruled by his teddy bear, Alan Measles. He grew up. And in 2003, an acclaimed ceramic artist, he accepted the Turner Prize as his alter-ego Clare, wearing his best dress, with a bow in his hair.

This fascinating volume is perfect for fans of the wonderful Perry.

About Grayson Perry RA

Grayson Perry RA studied at Braintree College of Further Education from 1978 to 1979 and graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1982. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003.

He works in a variety of mediums but is best known as a ceramicist. There is a dissonance between the conventional forms of his vessels and the depictions that adorn them.... Go to artist page