Author(s): Jacky Klein
In this first major monograph on "Grayson Perry", now updated and expanded, writer and art historian Jacky Klein explores the artists work through a discussion of his major themes and subjects. Kleins text is complemented by intimate and insightful commentaries on individual pieces by the artist himself, giving unique access to his imaginative world and creative processes. Over 175 of Perrys works are illustrated, as well as a rich selection of the visual material that has inspired him, from Afghan war rugs, Sumatran batiks and medieval altarpieces to the paintings of Pieter Bruegel and the American Outsider artist Henry Darger. With a fully up-to-date biography, bibliography and exhibition history, this continues to be the definitive book on one of the most popular and important artists of our time.
With an articulate, insightful text and large color photographs, Klein (an art historian with a contemporary focus) places this eccentric, controversial British artist and his art into cultural and historical perspective.