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Complementing Grayson Perry's Channel 4 series All in the Best Possible Taste is this show of six absorbing tapestries, all completed this year.
Grayson Perry The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012
Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London, © Grayson Perry
The artist's inspiration for the series was Hogarth's A Rake's Progress, the tale of a young man who squanders his inherited fortune and dies in a madhouse, and the the backdrop and characters are drawn from his experience of travelling through Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells and the Cotswolds.
He said of the works: 'The tapestries tell the story of class mobility, for I think nothing has as strong an influence on our aesthetic taste as the social class in which we grow up. I am interested in the politics of consumerism and the history of popular design but for this project I focus on the emotional investment we make in the things we choose to live with, wear, eat, read or drive. Class and taste run deep in our character – we care. This emotional charge is what draws me to a subject.'
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Free exhibitions to all
Tuesday–Saturday 10.00 am–6.00 pm
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What the critics say
This fascinating and original reflection on contemporary British life warrants a place in the next time-capsule or museum space.