Grayson Perry

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  • Song Name: Grayson Perry
  • Artist: Government Art Collection
  • Album: Government Art Collection Podcasts
  • Year: 2009

When starting work on Print for a Politician in 2005, Grayson Perry had "...a fantasy of the print hanging on the wall of a politicians office". In November 2009 this became reality when he saw his work displayed in the office of the Arts Minister, Margaret Hodge in our Department, DCMS. For this podcast he dressed as Claire, his famous alter ego, in a splendid appliqu├ęd coat and striking shoes, Grayson answered questions about the context for his print, speaking engagingly about the ideas behind the work, most notably that This print is about a contemplative call for a balanced view of the world.
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