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  • Provenance

    Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London; Laurent Delaye Gallery, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    Anyone who peers at the dark autobiographical drawings incised into Grayson’s Perry pots knows two key facts about him: that he is a transvestite and that he had an unhappy childhood…[his pots] explain how they are connected – how, as a child living in fear of his stepfather, he retreated into an elaborate fantasy world…Pottery suited him at first because he liked the craft element, its aura of domesticity, femininity, earthiness, and also its underdog status, the fact that is about as unfashionable in the artworld as any medium could be. L. Barber, ‘Grayson Perry:The Interview’ in The Observer, 8 January, 2006

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Cries of London

1996
Glazed earthenware.
56 x 26 x 26 cm. (22 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in).
Titled ‘Cries of London’ on the face.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £36,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm
London