Difficult Background by Grayson Perry

A large onion-shaped vase with a black glaze heavily incised throughout with depictions of smiling children, playing with small animals and toys and dressed in 1950s clothes.

Details

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
50 x 36 x 36 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,500 ( Total: £8,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Laurent Delaye Gallery

Behind them, are scrawled images of horror and war; burning buildings, blasted trees and naked figures, running screaming from others aiming rifles.

Venue details

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Royal Pavilion Gardens, BRIGHTON East Sussex BN1 1EE 03000 290 900 www.brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £5.20)

Tue – Sun 10am – 5pm

Closed Mon (except Bank Holidays)

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