Spirit Jar

1994

Perry, Grayson
Grayson Perry is best known for his decorative and seductive pots. 'Spirit Jar' has been decorated with intricate and highly charged images that subvert the domesticity usually associated with ceramics. Perry recently wrote: 'When I made "Spirit Jar" one of my bugbears was "Spirituality" which I still find "problematic" as they say in the art world. Woolly mysticism has always annoyed me more so than ever in these "Da Vinci Code" days'. Grayson Perry was catapulted into the public consciousness in 2003 for winning the Turner Prize, and for accepting his award in the guise of his transvestite alter ego, Claire. Perry's subject matter ranges far and wide to embrace his childhood in rural Essex, his transvestism, and his thoughts on the British art world. His provocative works are often challenging and rely on a multi-layered personal and political language. Lizzie Wright
  • Artwork Details: 45.7 x 20.3 x 20.3cm
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  • Material description: earthenware
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC11/2002

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