Grayson Perry on ‘Divided Britain’ and his new art exhibition
By Christopher D Shea
LONDON — The artist and media personality Grayson Perry has made himself a household name in Britain by sculpting flamboyant engraved pots, stitching bold tapestries that grapple with modern social issues, and dressing, for some public appearances, as his female alter ego, Claire.
This month Mr. Perry’s documentary, “Divided Britain,” about the country’s political landscape, aired on Britain’s Channel 4, and a new show of his artwork, “Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!” opened at the Serpentine Gallery in London.
We caught up with Mr. Perry on a recent weekday — after he had toured an exhibition of student work at the University of the Arts London, where he serves in an advisory role for students — to talk about “Brexit,” making art for new audiences and the kind of work he hopes young people will strive to create.
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