Grayson Perry (b. 1960)
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Grayson Perry (b. 1960)

Triumph of Innocence

Grayson Perry (b. 1960)
Triumph of Innocence
glazed earthenware
27 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 9 1/8in. (70 x 23 x 23cm.)
Executed in 2000
Laurent Delaye Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2001.
London, The Saatchi Gallery, New Labour, 2001 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Grayson Perry, 2002.
London, Tate Britain, Turner Prize 2003, 2003-2004.
Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum, Grayson Perry, 2006.
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Lot Essay

'The potency of Perry's work, its radical edge, is rooted in the conscious clash he sets up between his medium and message. If his forms are the very epitome of the middle-class drawing-room aesthetic, his spiky and explicit content undermines that, repeatedly and intentionally wrong-footing the viewer'

J. Klein, Grayson Perry, London, 2009, p. 225

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