Marriage Flag, 2018
97cm x 143cm
Edition of 45 plus 5 artist’s proofs
Guide price: £2,000 – £3,000
© Grayson Perry
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice
Born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1960, Grayson Perry lives and works in London. Winner of the 2003 Turner Prize, Perry has exhibited in museums worldwide. Institutional venues for recent solo exhibitions by the artist include the Monnaie de Paris (2018 – 2019); Kiasma, Helsinki (2018); The Serpentine Galleries, London (2017); Arnolfini, Bristol (2017); ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus (2016); Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2015 – 2016). Perry has also curated several major exhibitions, most recently the critically acclaimed 250th Summer Exhibition at London’s Royal Academy (2018) and the Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman at the British Museum, London (2011-2012).
Other major projects include A House for Essex (building designed in collaboration with FAT Architecture) and The Vanity of Small Differences (monumental suite of tapestries exploring the subject of taste in contemporary Britain). The making of these works was chronicled in the first of Perry’s Channel 4 television series, All In the Best Possible Taste (2013 BAFTA Winner). Further TV programs include Who Are You? (2014 BAFTA Winner), All Man (2016), Grayson Perry: Divided Britain (2017) and Rites of Passage (2018). Perry was elected a Royal Academician in 2012, was awarded the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the British Museum in London.