Grayson Perry's Rake's Progress

Grayson Perry's tapestries were inspired by Hogarth's series of paintings Rake's Progress.   They are on view at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

'The tapestries tell the story of class mobility, for I think nothing has as strong an influence on our aesthetic taste as the social class in which we grow up. I am interested in the politics of consumerism and the history of popular design, but for this project I focus on the emotional investment we make in the things we choose to live with, wear, eat, read or drive. Class and taste run deep in our character – we care. This emotional charge is what draws me to a subject.'  Grayson Perry, Art Fund

Grayson Perry The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012

Grayson Perry The Agony in the Car Park, 2012

Grayson Perry, Expulsion from Number 8 Eden Close, 2012

Grayson Perry The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal, 2012

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