Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Girl

Non-Fiction, Art, Design & Photography, Art, Artist Monographs & Biographies
Paperback Published on: 04/01/2007
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Grayson Perry
Fun, fascinating and respectable
This is a very interesting and unusual life story, especially if you are an art fan, budding artist or even if you are born and bred in or near Chelmsford... READ MORE
Philippa at Colchester


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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099485162
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 182g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm

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Grayson Perry
Fun, Interesting & Sad, all at the same time.
I have always liked Grayson Perry as he is one of life's gems. But only seeing him on TV or the Reith Lectures, I wanted to know more. This book is both en... READ MORE
Eiain Lennon