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  • Provenance

    Laurent Delaye Gallery, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Pottery is seen by the art world as some sort of precious next-door neighbour, rather than as something in which you can produce expressive art. If you call your pot art you’re being pretentious. If you call your shark art you’re being bold and philosophical. A lot of my work has always had a guerilla tactic, a stealth tactic. I want to make something that lives with the eye as a beautiful piece of art, but on closer inspection a polemic or an ideology will come out of it. I have used imagery that some people find disturbing. I use such materials not to deliberately shock but because sex, war and gender are subjects that are part of me and fascinate me, and I feel I have something to say about them. Awkwardness is one of my key words. My work is criticised for being hamfisted or pernickety or cobbled together, but for me those are the only ways of expressing what I want. I’ve got a complete horror of minimalism or of art that is not emotionally open.”
     
    (Grayson Perry as quoted in S. Jeffries, ‘Top of the Pots’, Guardian, 21 November 2003)

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Transvestite Brides of Christ

2000
Glazed earthenware.
40 x 33 x 33 cm. (15 3/4 x 13 x 13 in).

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 ♠ †

Sold for £25,000

Contemporary Art Evening

12 Feb 2010
London