Grayson Perry: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Girl

Grayson Perry Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Girl 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

  • Title: Grayson Perry: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Girl
  • Author: Grayson Perry Wendy Jones
  • ISBN: 9780099485162
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 oEvery 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.

    Grayson Perry Grayson Perry CBE RA born March is an English contemporary artist He is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross dressing, as well as his observations of the contemporary arts scene, and for dissecting British prejudices, fashions and foibles. Grayson Perry born Tate Grayson Perry born March is an English contemporary artist He is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross dressing, as well as his observations of the contemporary arts scene, and for dissecting British prejudices, fashions and foibles. Grayson Perry Biography, Pottery, Facts Britannica Grayson Perry Grayson Perry, British potter who embedded in his work images of violence and other disturbing social issues He won the Turner Prize in Grayson was also known for his tendency to appear in public as a cross dresser, frequently as his alter ego, Claire Learn about Perry The Descent of Man Grayson Perry Buy The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry ISBN from s Book Store Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Contemporary British Painting Art Encyclopedia A Bigger Splash By David Hockney Background to British Art The s decade the decade that gave birth to contemporary art saw a great increase in national wealth, the spending power of the individual hugely enhanced. th Summer Exhibition Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts In celebration of our th anniversary, Grayson Perry RA coordinated the biggest, brightest and most colourful Summer Exhibition yet Each summer our galleries are jam packed with contemporary art made by internationally renowned artists and exciting new talent. game changing art manifestos Blog Royal Academy of Arts game changing art manifestos By Harriet Baker Published April We ve heard the party manifestos now let s take a look at the ones that shook up the art world, from Sir Joshua Reynolds to the Guerilla Girls. L A St.Leger We are delighted to see the superb Grayson Perry received our bespoke miniature automata portrait Thanks very much for the mention We re so glad you liked it. Duchess of Cambridge stuns in Alexander McQueen gown at The Duchess of Cambridge wowed onlookers in a stunning Alexander McQueen dress at a star studded black tie gala at the National Portrait Gallery Kate outshone socialites, fashion gurus and Kate Middleton joins the Beckhams and Kate Moss at starry The Duchess of Cambridge, , wowed in an incredible Alexander McQueen gown as she mingled with guests including David and Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Grayson Perry and Princess Beatrice.

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    1. Really loved this and am sad it's over. Particularly interesting having finished Just Kids recently, and the similarities between the struggle of the artist are quite obvious, but the tone of voice between smith and perry couldn't be more different. Perry's attitude is so open and unassuming, you fall in love with him. Smith keeps you at a haughty arms's distance. Perry's writing explaining his exhibition at the British Museum was my fave bit and got me onto this book.


    2. I read this a couple of years ago, but I remember really enjoying it. It's easy to read, Perry's writing voice is clear and simple, and the book is full of insightful looks into his world as an artist and a transvestite. I do plan to read this again when I have time :)





    3. I really enjoyed this book. The tale of Grayson Perry - artist and cross-dressing potter - growing up in suburban Essex. His childhood and teenage story is pretty interesting and I often wished that the book had gone into more detail about parts of that, especially the feel of the places, but it gave great detail to the family characters. The book ended soon after his graduation from art school and I wish it had carried on a bit longer, taking us through the early years of his career as a workin [...]


    4. What a super human being. This is his autobiography from birth until mid 20s. Utterly fascinating, charming, self deprecating. His childhood had some terrible and distant parents and step parents. Forays into transvestism in 70s rural Essex, were at turns funny and touching to read. His escape to art college and London squats brought him out, on many levels. Again I think reading this, here is someone from a poor working class background, shit parents offering no support and his talent gets him [...]



    5. The book is a good read for anyone who’s likes artists biographies, but it was as interesting as it was unsatisfactory. Grayson Perry is an incredible man with a fascinating story and “Portrait of the artist as a young girl” is a good overview of his life, but such a good story could have been presented better if written differently. Throughout the whole book it’s really easy to see how it was structured based on a series of interviews; some sentences sound like a literal transcription o [...]


    6. Inspiring, encouraging for aspiring artists, honest, shocking in its depiction of childhood neglect and physical abuse, but ultimately uplifting and hopeful. I will read this book again, especially the second half which has lots of great advice for aspiring artists.




    7. An interesting incite into an interesting artist. He had a troubled childhood a raucous and "miss spent" youth but ultimately seems to be a profoundly down to earth person. He is honest about who he is and that has described the path of his life and work. I particularly liked the paragraph where he describes thinking art was a job to do and one day he realised that you live art. (Words to that effect) this is exactly why I find art frustrating as I can't live it, it has to fit around the rest of [...]


    8. A book of two halves. Reading the first half I felt it should be compulsory reading for every teacher. It describes so vividly a world that many children live in but which is outside the experience of most teachers. (Having been a teacher, headteacher and HMI I know only too well that we know too little about children's home life and yet it is the key to understanding them as a person and making a difference to their life chances) In short Grayson Perry had an horrendous childhood which he conve [...]


    9. Candid and deeply entertaining this is a book to be devoured. Taking his Turner Prize nomination and win as the point of departure, we aren't offered the story of Perry's rise to fame and success. Rather Jones offers us tales from his childhood, life as an art student and young graduate from recorded interviews she and Perry had made years earlier. Presented is an opportunity to get to know Perry as he is learning to understand himself; as an individual, as an artist and as a transvestite. Depen [...]


    10. Grayson Perry is my hero. He has been so ever since I first saw one of his majestic pots at the RA. I had a painting in the RA Summer Exhibition, and there, in one of the rooms was this pot. It took my breath away. At the time I had no idea who it was by or who Grayson Perry was. Since then I have followed him and his work and become an admirer of pretty much all that he does and says.So I was delighted when this book was given to me as a gift. And I really did enjoy the read. I loved the honest [...]


    11. I am a BIG Grayson Perry fan, especially after his C4 series 'In The Best Possible Taste' last year. So I was delighted to get this book as a Christmas gift. It's easy and quick to read and gives you an insight into the roots of this artist and his transvestism. Wendy Jones manages to convey his simple, open approach to some complex topics in a fun and frank way. It all sounded pretty tough for a lot of his childhood and student days. I didn't know he shared squatters accommodation in London wit [...]


    12. Easy going read. Comes across as a likeable chap and you get a clear sense that the imaginary (and real) world of his rather fractured childhood has strongly influenced his art in later life. E.g. his Dad was very much 'a maker' as is Perry. He appreciates craftsmen. I wasn't expecting to hear about such a 'wild' time at college, living in squats, appearing nude in art spectacles. I also liked his ideas about cool, and that actually being uncool could be cool too e.g. being a potter. His intervi [...]


    13. Although a biography of Grayson Perry, compiled by Wendy Jones, what is written comes from taped interviews in the artists own words and reads like autobiography. 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl' is young boy in broken home, childhood angst, withdrawn fantasy world, cross dressing, student rebellion to transvestite potter.The book does contain some colour and black and white images of Mr/Ms Perry's artistic output, which I can't say I'm too enamoured with. I was interested to find out wh [...]


    14. I didn't really love this to be honest. The writing style is very sparse, and while it's interesting looking at life in England during the 70s it's the subject matter that carries it more than the writing itself. I kind of expected that there would be more focus on how Claire came to exist as a persona and the artist's thoughts on his transvestitism now, but for all that he talks about how he found he liked wearing women's clothes as a kid it's a subject that's not really ever brought up again a [...]


    15. Always have been inspired by Grayson Perry, his personality, his art work and his integrity to who he is. Fantastic read for those who know of his Art work, his Turner Prize, Claire (his alter ego). Would also recommend for those who don't know him as it really is a fascinating read and really does make you thing about where you came from, how you were brought up, peer pressure etc. FANTASTIC!!!!


    16. The very candid autobiography of GPs early life, well written in his voice, funny and sad but never boring, it's a wonder he survived! It has made me understand his early work, which now seems to be more like therapy, and his journey to being the great artist and social commentator that he now is. Recommended.


    17. A great read that left me wanting MORE! I already adore Grayson Perry, but this open and revealing biography made me love him even more. It made me yearn for my own art college days, although I never reached Perry's heights of bohemian living. I hope that he one day writes his own memoirs as this was only an amuse-bouche and I'm still hungry.


    18. I find Grayson Perry just incredibly likeable and in this autobiography he makes light of some pretty tough times he went through as a child and mocks himself for his adolescent pretentions. All the way through he shows a fantastic sense of humour and great wisdom about his art. It's incredibly open and revealing and absolutely fascinating.


    19. Very readable and very rewarding, the gender roles and nature of masculinity Perry addresses in his work are explained through his complex early life and a frank discussion of fetishism. Towards the end of the book, clear descriptions of his working process and motivations made me wish it was twice as long.


    20. I read this book as a bit of light relief whist reading David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. And what a relief it was!I love Grayson Perry's work and I loved this book about his early development, both as an artist and a transvestite. I could have read a lot more, so my one complaint would be that this lovely book was a little short.I wholeheartedly recommend this book.


    21. This book was such a disappointment! I'm a Grayson Perry fan and was looking forward to learning and understanding more about his background. Grayson is usually articulate and engaging but this is not true of his biography. There is a lot of interesting content but it's written appallingly, really badly edited and clunky. I'd give it a miss.


    22. This was a Christmas present after I fell in love with Grayson Perry's art. I read it in a day, non-stop, and really loved the anecdotes, early drawing and illustrations. It really stripped this 'funny old transvestite potter' down to the core and described what he's been through to create such art.


    23. I read this ahead of visiting Grayson Perry's Provincial Punk exhibition in the hope of gaining insight into his work and I'm pleased to say it did just that. It's a fascinating, thoughtful, honest and comical insight into what was quite a difficult start to life, and made me appreciate his art to another level. Great stuff.


    24. Although I didn't know much about Grayson Perry's childhood before I read this, when I did read it I felt like I'd heard it all before. The best bits for me were when he became a student and dossed about around London. Quick read and interesting enough. I have bought the first novel written by the person who wrote this book.


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