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Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years


Holburne Museum / Bath / Art

Discussing this exhibition, the first to delve back into his work from the 1980s, Grayson Perry said, “It is as near as I will ever get to meeting myself as a young man, an angrier, priapic me with huge energy but a much smaller wardrobe.” Perry, a cross-dresser, went on to invent a female alter-ego—Claire—and together they critique British culture, style, and society. Meanwhile, Perry (with the influence of Claire) creates ceramic vessels and tapestries, art that sees vibrant color and sharp humor addressing even the most solemn of subjects. —E.C.

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Holburne Museum Great Pulteney St, Bath BA2 4DB, United Kingdom
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