Red Carpet

by Grayson Perry, 2017

Tapestry.
Edition of 8. Accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate.

  • Red Carpet252.5 x 247 cm (99 3/8 x 97 1/4 in)

'The title evokes the most formal and reverent of welcomes and the style is influenced by some of my favourite material culture - Afghan war rugs. This is a map of British society as evocative and inaccurate as a geographical one made by a medieval scholar. The distortions partly reflect the density of population rather than the lie of the land. It is covered in words and buzz phrases that I felt typified the national discourse in 2016. The background weave is made from photographs of tower blocks.'

Grayson Perry

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