Grayson Perry - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Laurent Delaye Gallery, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    Grayson Perry creates seductively beautiful pots to convey challenging themes: at the heart of his practice is a passionate desire to comment on deep flaws within society. The forms of the pots may be traditional, but Perry resolutely distances himself from the typical cannon of artistic ceramics. Rather he uses pots as narrative and figurative media, a round, curved surface for a bizarre or bitter story. Covered in a kind of psychic collage replete with stark, expressionistic drawings, hand written text, stenciled lettering and photographs. Savage satirical messages are scrawled alongside nostalgia for lost innocence. He isa master of the incongruous juxtaposition. His work incorporates art history and the art world, consumer culture, scenarios of kinky sex and allusions to violence as well as images of himself, his family and his transvestite alter ego Claire.
    (Victoria Miro press release for Grayson Perry solo exhibition, 2004)


We Are What We Buy

Glazed earthenware.
52 x 22 x 24 cm. (20 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 9 1/2 in).

£20,000 - 30,000 ≠ ♠ †

Sold for £27,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

12 Feb 2009, 7pm