The Brexit vases are the stars of the artist’s playful new Serpentine show, one of the most accessible exhibitions ever. By Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Two large pots stand at the heart of The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! Visitors to the latest show at the Serpentine Gallery in London will no doubt head straight for them because these are not just any pots, they are television personalities. They took the starring role in a recent Channel 4 programme. And their creator, Grayson Perry — the cross-dressing potter and cultural commentator, with a Turner prize, a host of solo exhibitions, a bestselling autobiography and two Baftas under his belt — understands the importance of wide recognition only too well. If you want to stand out as a star of our era, it’s a sine qua non to turn up on TV.
Image: Grayson Perry, Couple Visiting Marriage Shrine, 2017
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London
© Grayson Perry