Turner Prize winning artist and craftsman Grayson Perry has spent two years with free run of the British Museum to pay tribute to 2 million years of culture, civilisation and its anonymous craftsmen. In his curation of ‘The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman’ a charming visual feast of colours and imagery his
lyrical pieces of work fuse sacred journeys, tradition and contemporary culture with Grayson Perry’s humour and outlandish personality stamped all over it.
The immense tapestry ‘pilgrimage destination’s’ is as vast as it is impressive. When reading his words you realise the he is not as naive a craftsman talisman or thinker as his work initially might suggest. Primarily Grayson Perry is known as a potter, a postmodernist potter who likes to dress in women’s clothes and has an alter ego called Clare and here in the British Museum he shows off many other talents as well as that of a curator in this celebration of craftsmanship and a salute to artists ( well most of them) that will excite Perry fans and infuriate the likes of Brian Sewell.
The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman is now showing at the British Museum until the 19th Feb 2012
Posted by Lucy