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Grayson Perry: Smash Hits – National Galleries of Scotland, UK

22 Jul — 12 Nov 2023

This summer, come and see the biggest ever exhibition of Grayson Perry’s work, covering his 40-year career. Perry has gone from taking pottery evening classes to winning the Turner Prize, presenting television programmes on Channel 4 and writing acclaimed books. Pottery allowed him the opportunity to indulge his fascination with sex, Punk, and counterculture, amongst other things, in the most unlikely and polite of artforms. Today he is one of Britain’s most celebrated artists and cultural figures.

Popular and provocative, Perry makes art that deals with difficult and complex ideas in an accessible and often funny way. He loves taking on big issues that are universally human: masculinity, sexuality, class, religion, politics and more. On view will be subversive pots, brilliantly intricate prints, elaborate sculptures, and huge, captivating tapestries – all imbued with Perry’s sharp wit and social commentary. Working with traditional artforms, Perry addresses the controversial issues of our times.

The exhibition contains language and imagery that explore themes including sex, violence and identity. Some visitors may find this challenging.

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