9780143127352

Playing to the Gallery Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to Be Understood

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143127352

  • ISBN10:

    0143127357

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/5/2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

Grayson Perry’s book will overturn everything you thought you knew about “art”

Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he’s called this book Playing to the Gallery and not Sucking Up to the Academic Elite). This funny, personal journey through the art world answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but that we’re too embarrassed to ask. Questions such as: What is “good” or “bad” art—and does it even matter? Is art still capable of shocking us or have we seen it all before? And what happens if you place apiece of art in a rubbish dump?

Author Biography

GRAYSON PERRY is a celebrated artist and winner of the Turner Prize. He has had major solo exhibitions at the British Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. He won a BAFTA in 2013 for his documentary All in the Best Possible Taste.

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