Richard Ansett- Muse – Grayson Perry
Grayson Perry is an award-winning artist best known in the art world for his ceramic vases. To the wider public, he is perhaps equally famous for his cross-dressing and especially for his alter ego Claire. This book reveals a unique relationship between Perry and renowned portrait photographer Richard Ansett through a previously unseen archive of photoshoots spanning over 10 years.
Ansett astutely captures the wit, style and irreverence of Perry’s many complex personas. Beyond the snazzy outfits and cheeky poses, these thematic portrait collections offer wry social commentaries on current and popular phenomena, including the EU referendum, American pop culture and the existential questions of life and death.
At once glossy, fabulous and cutting-edge, Muse: A Portrait of Grayson Perry places Claire in the limelight she has long deserved. With anecdotes and narration from Ansett himself, this is a masterpiece of rhetorical observations and quick-thinking camerawork. Perfect for art geeks, style freaks and Perry’s long-devoted following.