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Although Grayson Perry is best known for his innovative ceramics, the artist’s use of media is extremely eclectic, and he is a highly accomplished printmaker. As with his earlier large-scale prints, Map of an Englishman and Print for a Politician, Perry has drawn on a wide range of visual and literary conventions, including cartography, Renaissance printmaking, allegorical fiction, and satire. Created using five separate printing plates, Map of Nowhere is a compelling image that explores Perry’s artistic and personal identities as well as constituting a subtle critique of the modern world that maps in emblematic form major themes such as postcolonialism, capitalism, sexuality, and religion. Perry has noted, “my work has always had a guerilla tactic, a stealth tactic. I want to make something that lives with the eye as a beautiful piece of art, but on closer inspection, a polemic or ideology will come out of it.”

Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)

Credit Line: Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund

2008
Photogravure and etching from 5 plates on 400gsm rives vellin white wove paper
153.0 x 113.0cm
B2008.23
Digital image courtesy Yale Center for British Art; see the Center's Image Terms of Use for further information
© The Artist and Paragon Press

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Yale Center for British Art
Permanent collection

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