Grayson Perry: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Girl


Grayson Perry, the controversial winner of the 2003 Turner prize is one of Britain’s most talented and provocative artists. In this funny and unsettling biography, Wendy Jones tells the story of his childhood and youth, until at last, in his early twenties, he steps out as a potter and transvestite.

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Every inch of Grayson’s childhood bedroom was covered with pictures of aeroplanes, and every surface with models. Fantasy took over his life, in a world of battles ruled by his teddy bear, Alan Measles. He grew up. And in 2003, an acclaimed ceramic artist, he accepted the Turner Prize as his alter-ego Clare, wearing his best dress, with a bow in his hair.

Now he tells his own story, his voice beautifully caught by his friend, the writer Wendy Jones. Early childhood in Chelmsford, Essex is a rural Eden that ends abruptly with the arrival of his stepfather, leading to constant swerving between his parents’ houses, and between boys’ and women’s clothes. But as Grayson enters art college and discovers the world of London squats and New Romanticism, he starts to find himself. At last he steps out as a potter and transvestite.

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Weight 0.182 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm










738.092 (edition:22)


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