The Adoration of the Cage Fighters

Perry, Grayson
In 'The Vanity of Small Differences' Grayson Perry explores his fascination with taste and the visual story it tells of our interior lives in a series of six tapestries and three programmes, 'All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry', for Channel 4. The artist goes on a safari amongst the taste tribes of Britain, to gather inspiration for his artworks, literally weaving the characters he meets into a narrative partly inspired by Hogarth's A Rake's Progress.
  • Artwork Details: 200 x 400cm
  • Edition: of 6 + 2AP
  • Material description: Wool, cotton, acrylic, polyester and silk tapestry
  • Credit line: © the artist. Gift of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery with the support of Channel 4 Television, the Art Fund and Sfumato Foundation with additional support from AlixPartners
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  • Medium: Textile
  • Accession number: ACC40/2012



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