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I remember the first time I saw a pot by Grayson Perry It was at an RA Summer Exhibition I had two works exhibited and went to the preview where I saw this brilliant work I didn t know then anything about Grayson Perry, but I knew I was looking at something exceptional Ever since then I have been an ardent admirer of Grayson and his work I recently read the Grayson Perry biography and greatly enjoyed that, and this book was a Christmas present, which with enormous guilt, I have only just go I remember the first time I saw a pot by Grayson Perry It was at an RA Summer Exhibition I had two works exhibited and went to the preview where I saw this brilliant work I didn t know then anything about Grayson Perry, but I knew I was looking at something exceptional Ever since then I have been an ardent admirer of Grayson and his work I recently read the Grayson Perry biography and greatly enjoyed that, and this book was a Christmas present, which with enormous guilt, I have only just got round to reading Books sit in a pile and work their way to the top.I found this very readable It was insightful, thoughtful, sufficiently provocative, and written with real inside working knowledge of what it means to be both an artist, and somebody who is active within the wider art community and the world of art work I found the way the book was structured was logical, and it helpfully took you through the art process, and gave insights into what it means to be both an artist and an art observer It managed this in the way it describes art through the eyes of the working artist Grayson has no pretensions about his own art and I loved his dissection of what it means to acquire a craft , and how somehow craft can be seen as subservient to other fine art He is a realist, but well able to defend his own position.I enjoyed the way he referred to other working artists, in the sense that he knows them, shares discussions with them, and as such he was able, through this book, to share some of the art language and life in which he is fully assimilated This book is not a pretentious arty manual It manages to be a working man s philosophy without trying to be a great philosophical tomb It s honest and accessible I enjoyed every word, and for me, it only served to enhance what is already a high regard for Grayson Perry and his art.A compelling read Thank goodness for Grayson Perry A cheerful, authoritative voice speaking sense and allowing a keen but limited in knowledge and understanding of the visual arts observer like myself to get an up to date picture of the contemporary art world I first encountered these ideas on his Reith Lectures BBC Radio 4 For a few weeks I arranged meetings and work schedules to allow me to be driving while these were on He s the first person since the late Robert Hughes to make me feel comfortable in Thank goodness for Grayson Perry A cheerful, authoritative voice speaking sense and allowing a keen but limited in knowledge and understanding of the visual arts observer like myself to get an up to date picture of the contemporary art world I first encountered these ideas on his Reith Lectures BBC Radio 4 For a few weeks I arranged meetings and work schedules to allow me to be driving while these were on He s the first person since the late Robert Hughes to make me feel comfortable in my current knowledge and hungry and equipped for further acquisition of knowledge He s also a good deal funnier than Hughes and has the advantage of being a practicing artist rather than a respected critic.140 pages that would satisfy Lord Reith on both points entertaining and informative And a little bit provocative An artwork is a candidate for contemplation or appreciation George Dickie philosopher Art is expressing one s universal wound the wound of living a finite life of incomplete meanings Raymond Tallis clinical neuroscientist The metaphor that best describes what it s like for my practice as an artist is that of a refuge, a place inside my head where I can go on my own and process the world and its complexities It s an inner shed in which I can lose myself Grayson PerryI don t know An artwork is a candidate for contemplation or appreciation George Dickie philosopher Art is expressing one s universal wound the wound of living a finite life of incomplete meanings Raymond Tallis clinical neuroscientist The metaphor that best describes what it s like for my practice as an artist is that of a refuge, a place inside my head where I can go on my own and process the world and its complexities It s an inner shed in which I can lose myself Grayson PerryI don t know what s wrong with me I sort of teared up near the end.I have to admit, 40% of the time I have no idea what he s talking about, but I can feel the genuine sincerity the author put into his words It was definitely interesting, just stick with it even through all the grandiloquently opaque art language and concepts.Although it might not give you a certain, resolute answer to all your questions, the book gives a lot to think about Based upon the radio 4 series Reith Lecture i think Pure polemic , Perry is a fabulous guide , he is playful , funny , analytical and opinionated Parry questions art and the viewer he takes you around art , gives some art history and lots of funny and very clear opinions One of the best books about art you could read, i dont agree with everything he says but i like that he said it and i reconsidered my opinions about art as a result although i dont think they have changed I honestly had never heard of Grayson Perry before The cover caught my attention, and the subject sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a go I m mildly intrigued by the brief references to his own art that he makes during the course of the book the references, I mean, though I m sure he made art as well Anyway, I ll be keeping an eye out forof his work, prose or otherwise So what this is is a book that attempts to demystify the art world Over the last hundred years or so, Art I honestly had never heard of Grayson Perry before The cover caught my attention, and the subject sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a go I m mildly intrigued by the brief references to his own art that he makes during the course of the book the references, I mean, though I m sure he made art as well Anyway, I ll be keeping an eye out forof his work, prose or otherwise So what this is is a book that attempts to demystify the art world Over the last hundred years or so, Art with a capital A has gone in some increasingly bizarre directions, as has, necessarily, the language used by critics Perry wrote this book, Based on his hugely popular Reith Lectures, as a sort of Art Appreciation 101 for the average person Some of his references to art history may be lost on those not already familiar with it, but he generally makes his points with good humor and fairly clear explanations He takes a friendly, chatty approach to the topic which I found very refreshing This was a short but enjoyable book Recommended Grayson Perry talks about art and the art world with a love and lack of pretension that is inspiring, informative and very funny. accessible and funny commentary on the art world This book let me dive back into the contemporary art world for a hot minute. (Read Book) · Playing to the Gallery Î Grayson Perry s book will overturn everything you thought you knew about art Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art after all, there is a reason he s called this book Playing to the Gallery and not Sucking Up to the Academic Elite This funny, personal journey through the art world answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but that we re too embarrassed to ask Questions such as What is good or bad art and does it even matter Is art still capable of shocking us or have we seen it all before And what happens if you place apiece of art in a rubbish dump Reading this little, but higly informational book with its funny illustrations,felt like I have just had a good chat over a coffee with Grayson Perry himself Brilliant, without any need of International Art English other than explaining its origin and a good example of how you get the metaphysical seasickness from reading that sort of text.