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Idealised Heterosexual Couple

2013
20 7/8 x 11 13/16 in. (53 x 30 cm)

Grayson Perry
British

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Glazed ceramic
Credit Line: Mabel Fenner Lyon Fund and Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman Fund
Accession Number: 2015.13
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Location: Not currently on view

Grayson Perry is one of the best-known contemporary ceramic artists in the United Kingdom. His vessels are made by the traditional method of coiling. Most have a complex surface on which he uses a variety of techniques, including glazing, incision, embossing, and photographic transfer. Much of Perry’s work involves questions of identity, including his own.
Perry created Idealised Heterosexual Couple for his 2014 exhibition Grayson Perry: Who Are You? at London’s National Portrait Gallery. The images, which explore issues of identity through portraiture, are based on the lives of an actual family that lives in Blackpool, England. The parents maintain a close family unit through their shared love of ballroom dancing even though they are divorced. The father appears on one side, the mother on the other. The couple’s three daughters are depicted through photographs, stencils, and glazes. In its entirety, Idealised Heterosexual Couple speaks to Perry’s desire to “show something of the negotiations we are all involved in…around who we feel we are and how we are seen.”

[Forman Gallery, Summer 2015]

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Grayson Perry - Who Are You? - on TV and at the NPG Blog posting about the artist's Who Are You? exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Blog post about the artist's exhibition Who Are You? at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Grayson Perry's Who Are You? exhibition BBC news article on the artist's exhibition Who are You? at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Grayson Perry Who Are You? Portraits Website featuring objects in the artist's Who Are You? exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
National Portrait Gallery exhibition sees Grayson tackle identity crises in seri Blog posting about the artist's Who Are You? exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Grayson Perry's Pots at the National Portrait Gallery, London Blog posting about the artist's "Who are You?" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Grayson Perry's Who Are You? tells us who we are Blog about Grayson Perry's Who are You? exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London.


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