THE UPPER CLASS AT BAY 2012
Grayson Perry (1960 – )
- 200 X 400 CM
- Jaquard woven tapestry in wool, silk, cotton, acrylic and polyester, with cotton warp.
- Accession number
This is one of a set of six tapestries that chart the ‘class journey’ made by the young Tim Rakewell. Inspired by William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, the tapestries, measuring 2m by 4m each, include many of the characters, incidents and objects that Perry encountered on journeys through Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells and The Cotswolds in England for the television series All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry.
The Arts Council Collection has launched an app for iPad and iPhone produced by Aimer Media with commentary from the artist, art historical references and a guide to the making of the works. This is Perry’s first app and gives users the chance to see the tapestries up close with its detailed zoom facility and Perry's own audio guide. The digital guide, Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences, is available on the App Store