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Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman

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'Far more than a catalogue of exhibits, packed as it is with playful creative theories and the artist's restless spirit' - The Guardian

Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman

This catalogue accompanied the 2011/12 exhibition at the British Museum in which the British Turner Prize winner, Grayson Perry curated an exhibition of objects from the British Museum that have inspired his art. The exhibition won the 2012 South Bank Sky Arts Award for visual arts. 

Using artefacts including 17th century Staffordshire plates, an Egyptian soul horse, magic nails and 20th century Japanese photographs of drag kings and queens, this lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced book explores craftsmanship and artistic themes across millennia. 

Including an introduction by Grayson Perry, this book is a thought-provoking and enjoyable insight into Perry's interests and influences and provides a fresh look at the British Museum's permanent collection.

  • Author: Grayson Perry
  • Hardcover: 210 pages
  • Date published: October 2011
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0714118208
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 24.8 x 3.2 cm

'Grayson Perry's exhibition at the British Museum is a mad smorgasbord of world history with a heartfelt message' - The Telegraph

'A gloriously idiosyncratic foray into one of the world's great collections' - Artsdesk

'a memorial to all the unnamed makers and builders who have produced outstanding man-made artefacts in the name of religion, tribal hierarchies, or social traditions' - Huffington Post

'an idiosyncratic take on past and present' - The Guardian