Death of a Working Hero

by Grayson Perry, 2016

Edition of 6. Accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate

  • Death of a Working Hero251 x 200 cm (98 3/4 x 78 3/4 in)

'Death of a Working Hero was inspired by the ceremony of the blessing of the banners in Durham Cathedral. This moving ritual is part of the annual Durham Miners' Gala where trade-union banners are paraded through the streets accompanied by brass bands. The blessing in the glorious setting of the cathedral accompanied by mournful music seemed to me to be a funeral for a certain sort of man.'

Grayson Perry