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Print made by Sir Grayson Perry, born 1960
Published by The Paragon Press

Map of Nowhere

Photogravure and etching from 5 plates on 400gsm Rives Vellin white wove paper
Sheet: 60 1/4 x 44 1/2 inches (153 x 113 cm)

Numbered on verso in graphite "(...) / 68"

Signed on verso in graphite

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
Copyright Status:
© The Artist and Paragon Press
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Prints and Drawings
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IIIF Manifest:

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)

A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

British Subjects : Identity and Self-Fashioning, 1996-2009 (Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 2009-09-13 - 2010-01-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Jacky Klein, Grayson Perry, Thames and Hudson, London, 2009, pp. 162-3, NJ18 P42452 K54 2009 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ben Lewis, Ten of the Best, Evening Standard, October 17 2008, Yale Internet Resource Available online in Factiva database [ORBIS]

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