Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl (Paperback)
  • Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl (Paperback)

Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 04/01/2007
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Every inch of Grayson'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. Now he tells his own story, his voice beautifully caught by his friend, the writer Wendy Jones. Early childhood in Chelmsford, Essex is 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099485162

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“Fun, fascinating and respectable”

This is a very interesting and unusual life story, especially if you are an art fan, budding artist or even if you are born and bred in or near Chelmsford. I loved it and wish there were more artists like this who... More

Paperback edition
21st February 2015
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Eiain Lennon

“Fun, Interesting & Sad, all at the same time.”

I have always liked Grayson Perry as he is one of life's gems. But only seeing him on TV or the Reith Lectures, I wanted to know more. This book is both entertaining and heart warming, with a little sadness... More

Paperback edition
16th March 2014
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