The Charms of Lincolnshire (blue version), 2006

Design And Decorative Arts

Screenprint on cotton cloth

18.74 x 29.92 in

47.6 x 76.0 cm

As new condition. Sold folded in original packaging.

PRICE: $755

    About The Work

    This piece is a multiple (unlimited edition) designed and made for sale alongside his exhibition The Charms of Lincolnshire at the Victoria Miro Gallery, London, 2006 (first shown at The Collection, the new museum of art and archaeology in Lincolnshire). For this show Perry selected historic artefacts – everything from toys, costume and bibles to game-keepers’ traps, coffin plates and a wooden hearse, from various museums of rural life and social history in Lincolnshire. These were shown in conjunction with his own works – including dolls, vases, plates, and an embroidered sampler, all of which were designed to blend together in what was described as “a three-dimensional narrative poem” exploring death, childhood, religion, folk art, hunting and the feminine (a theme of particular interest to Perry). Many of the objects in the exhibition are depicted in the image on the tea-towel, with Lincoln Cathedral in the background and with various phallic fungi prominent in the foreground. 

    Courtesy of AB Projects

    About Grayson Perry

    From The Magazine

    • Sold unframed. The piece is intended to evoke a bucolic cliché of 'country house' England; Perry chose to design the piece as a tea-towel as a reference to the ubiquitous souvenir tea-towels found in every country house gift shop.

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