Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl
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Grayson Perry by Grayson Perry
Book DescriptionEvery 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099485162
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Grayson Perry
Fourth Plinth: How London Created the Smallest Sculpture Park in the World, Hardback (October 2016)
Tells the story of the Fourth Plinth programme from its inception to the latest commission, David Shrigley's Really Good, to be unveiled in September 2016. In this title, each chapter present the background and genesis of each work, with behind-the-scenes views of the fabrication, contributions from individuals involved in the projects.
Sketchbooks, Paperback (February 2016)
Bringing together author's favourites for the first time and showing some of the finished works that result from these initial drawings, this title is suitable for those who want to know more about an artist's creative process.
Playing to the Gallery, Paperback (February 2016)» View all books by Grayson Perry
Shows that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this title presents the author's personal journey through the art world that answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.
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Author Biography - Grayson Perry
Grayson Perry, the controversial winner of the 2003 Turner Prize, is best known as a ceramic artist, but he also works with embroidery and photography. He lives in London and is married with a daughter. Wendy Jones is a teacher and a writer.
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