• Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

  • Sat, 31-03-2018 at 10:00
  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
    Queens Road
    BS8 1RL Bristol
Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences - Bristol Museum & Art Gallery - Bristol

Exhibition dates: 31 March—24 June 2018Six large tapestries exploring the British fascination with taste and class by one of the UK’s best-known and best-loved artists – Grayson Perry.Inspired by Hogarth’s morality tale, A Rake’s Progress, Perry’s tapestries follow the socially-mobile life of fictional character Tim Rakewell from infancy to untimely death.Made in parallel with a Channel 4 documentary series, 'All in the Best Possible Taste', they are crammed with acutely-observed detail and invite us all to consider our own attitudes to class and our positions in society.The exhibition also includes a number of works from our own collections, including historical ceramics, and the original Rake’s Progress print series by William Hogarth and David Hockney.A specially designed guide will take you on a journey throughout the museum in search of objects that reflect the themes of the tapestries.Bristol Museum & Art Gallery would like to thank exhibition sponsors: Bonomini Hair, Resource Solutions Group - RSG and UWE Bristol.