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Playing to the Gallery

Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular Reith Lectures and full of his witty and subversive drawings, this funny, personal journey through the art world answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask. Questions such as:

What is 'good' or 'bad' art - and does it even matter? Is there any way to test if something is art, other than a large group of people standing around looking at it? Is art still capable of shocking us or have we seen it all before? Can you be a 'lovable character' and a serious artist - what is a serious artist anyway? And what happens if you place a piece of art in a rubbish dump?

Available now from Gallery shops and online.
144 pages, 35 original, previously unpublished drawings by Grayson Perry
Published by Penguin
RRP £14.99


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A full range of products, developed with Grayson and inspired by the display, is now available exclusively from the Gallery Shops and online.

The Ashford Hijab by Grayson Perry, 2014 © Grayson Perry