Recommendation: Grayson Perry

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Grayson Perry
Artist, Transvestite, Potter.

In 2003 he won the Turner prize. He collected said prize decked out in a silky lilac babydoll dress, and has been dressing in women’s clothes from his early teens. Now age 50, he lives and works in London with his wife and daughter.

He has described his transvestite style, manifested in “Claire,” as being like “the crack cocaine of femininity,” all ribbons and frills and bows.

I found this video of him talking about the importance of being different and stuff… it’s really sweet. and funny. moving, even. Very quotable.

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Posted by on August 25th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

Category: people, recommendations, videos 3 comments »

3 Responses to “Recommendation: Grayson Perry”

  1. Libby

    This is really cool. I especially like what he says about people mirroring each others behavior; so true in my experience.


  2. Anonymous


    This guy is sort of my hero.
    I’m so glad he’s appeared on this site, i have no idea why he hasn’t featured before. Nice one.


  3. xkw

    HAHAHA! Omg i love how straight faced he is when hes talking about his fantasy ololol… i get the sense he’s tired of telling this story, heh heh heh…


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