Object Image

Grayson Perry uses traditional artisanal mediums, such as tapestry and ceramics, to convey challenging contemporary themes related to religion, sexuality, social status and gender violence. This urn is inscribed with two opposing descriptions of the murder of a woman, one giving personal justifications, the other political. Perry creates a macabre fictional persona whose unnerving statements are echoed by the form of the pot itself, which is inspired by classical funerary vessels and decorated with winged skulls.

Purchased through the Northern Rock Foundation Craft Acquisition Scheme

1990
Earthenware

Where you'll find this

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art