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Title:
Playing to the gallery : helping contemporary art in its struggle to be understood
Author:
Perry, Grayson, 1960-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
Physical Description:
134 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
"Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art ... Based on his hugely popular Reith Lectures and full of pictures, 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? Can you be a 'lovable character' and a serious artist--what is a serious artist anyway? And what happens if you place a piece of art in a rubbish dump?"--Book jacket.
Language:
English
Contents:
How much? -- Democracy has bad taste : what is quality, how might we judge it, whose opinion counts, and does it even matter any more? -- Beating the bounds : what counts as art? Although we live in a era when anything can be art, not everything qualifies ; Nice rebellion, welcome in! : is art still capable of shocking us or have we seen it all before? -- I found myself in the art world : how do you become a contemporary artist? -- The end.
ISBN:
9780143127352
Format :
Book