Tim Marlow TV - Grayson Perry -
In a new exhibition at the [British] Museum the artist Grayson Perry has been allowed to make his own selection from those collections and display them alongside his own creations. Tim Marlow on ... Grayson Perry
From his transvestite persona Claire to the elaborate vases for which he is most famous nothing about Grayson Perry is predictable. ibid.
The reason I haven’t gone all out attacking Islamism in my art is because I feel real fear that someone will slit my throat. Grayson Perry, The Times 2007
I want to talk about the issue of quality because I think this is one of the most burning issues around art – how do we tell if something is good? And who tells us that it’s good? That’s perhaps even more important. And of course now, in the art world as it is, does it really matter? And I want to talk about what are the criteria by which we judge art made today. Grayson Perry, Reith Lecture, ‘Who Decides What Makes Art Good?’
I like the whole iconography of pottery. It hasn’t got any big pretensions to being great public works of art, and no matter how brash a statement I make, on a pot it will always have certain humility ... The shape has to be classical invisible: then you’ve got a base that people can understand. Grayson Perry