Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry
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Jacky Klein.

London. Thames & Hudson. 2009. Signed limited edition. Yellow simulated leather with blue decoration, depicting a design featuring Perry's alter-ego 'Claire' specially created by the artist for this edition. With original card cover. 256 pages. 329 illustrations, with 313 in colour. 300 by 240mm (11 by 9 inches). 1.9kg. 9780500093528. English. Fine; card cover shows some very light signs of wear, otherwise a near-perfect copy.

No. 224 From the limited edition of 250 copies signed by Grayson Perry, with a binding designed by the artist. 'Grayson Perry, famous for his ceramic vases decorated with shocking and unconventional imagery, is one of a generation of contemporary British artists to have emerged on the international stage in the last two decades. He shot to fame in 2003 when he won the prestigious Turner Prize, collecting the award wearing a lilac babydoll dress and red pumps. In this lavishly illustrated monograph, Jacky Klein explores Perrys work through a discussion of his major themes and subjects, such as class or conflict. Her text is complemented by a series of intimate, insightful commentaries on individual pieces by the artist himself. The book features some 150 of Perrys works as well as a rich selection of the visual material that has inspired him, from Afghan war rugs, medieval altarpieces and satirical prints to the paintings of Pieter Brueghel, Anselm Kiefer and the American Outsider artist Henry Darger.With an up-to-date biography, bibliography and exhibition history, this definitive book is the first to explore fully the achievements of Perrys twenty-five-year career.' (from the publisher's description).