Art historian Jacky Klein brings her definitive biography of Grayson Perry fully up to date in this fantastic new edition, complete with two additional chapters and updated exhibition history. Exploring the unique creative universe of one of Britain’s best-loved contemporary artists, Klein’s commentary offers fascinating, intimate insights into Perry’s oeuvre.
In this major monograph on Grayson Perry, now updated and expanded, writer and art historian Jacky Klein explores the artist’s work through a discussion of his major themes and subjects. Klein’s text is complemented by intimate and perceptive commentaries by Perry on individual pieces, giving unique access to his imaginative world and creative processes. This third edition not only has updates throughout, but also includes two new chapters, on the ‘House for Essex’, designed and built in 2015 with Living Architecture (a UK not-for-profit holiday rental company founded by philosopher and writer Alain de Botton, which aims to promote, educate and enhance appreciation of modern architecture), and on ‘Identity Politics’, covering new work made since the previous edition of this book was published in 2013.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 364
Weight: 2120 g
Dimensions: 296 x 236 mm
Edition: Revised Edition
'Clear, generous and insightful … In unravelling the mystique behind Perry, Klein shows why this unlikely artist is, in fact, most likely a national treasure' - Financial Times
'Lavish … Jacky Klein leads us into the warped world of this crossdressing potter with a keen intellect and a sharp social insight' - The Times
'A gorgeously splashy volume, spliced with sharp, sober commentary, and invaluable words from Perry himself' - World of Interiors
'Many if not all of the answers to the many, many questions Grayson’s spellbindingly unique work throws up' - Proper Magazine
'A sumptuous publication that covers just about every aspect of Perry’s work ... There are as many top-quality illustrations as you could wish for and the generous page size means you can examine everything in detail … this gorgeous volume has taught me to appreciate him even more than I hoped it would' - Artbookreview
'A sumptuous production which, if you’re not already a fan of Perry’s work, should help to convert you. There are plenty of generously-sized images, and it has been updated to include recent work such as 'A House for Essex' from 2015' - The Artist
'Lavishly illustrated … a key to the artist’s imagination, and a first-hand insight into his creative process' - Contemporary Lynx Magazine