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Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years

Catrin Jones, Chris Stephens


The first book to concentrate on the early ceramic work of ‘Transvestite Potter’, bestselling author, broadcaster and social commentator Grayson Perry

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Grayson Perry is one of today’s most popular artists, known for his flamboyant persona and playful pots. For the first time, this book explores Perry’s artistic origins through the artworks that made his name in the years 1982–94, exploring his role as commentator on contemporary culture and the emergence of his own identity as ‘the Transvestite Potter’. The book includes an essay by Grayson Perry in which he looks back on this period of his life.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 24.5 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 176 pp

Illustrations: 148

Publication date: 23 January 2020

ISBN: 9780500094198

Contents List

Foreword by Chris Stephens • Towards a Pre-History of Grayson Perry by Andrew Wilson The Iconography of Grayson Perry’s Pre-Therapy Years by Catrin Jones • The Pre-Therapy Years by Grayson Perry • The Works

About the Author

Catrin Jones is Chief Curator, The V&A Collection at the World of Wedgwood.

Chris Stephens is Curator, Holburne Museum, Bath.

List of Contributors

Grayson Perry, Andrew Wilson, Catrin Jones