Maid in Essex: Grayson Perry July 12 2015

Hot on the platform heels of our ‘Great Modern Artists A-Z’ book, the series continues with a portrait of Chelmsford’s very own cross-dressing contemporary artist royalty, Grayson Perry. The portrait references several themes in Perry’s work, including Alan Measles, a teddy bear and fantasy ”surrogate father figure”; the Turner Prize he won in 2003; his CBE awarded for services to contemporary art; and Julie’s House, (A House for Essex), the holiday home he designed with FAT Architects and completed in 2015 in Wrabness, Essex.

The print, which is 30 x 40cm, has been created to coincide with Perry's 'Provincial Punk' exhibition at the Turner Contemporary, Margate and Lombard Street Gallery's Summer Exhibition, just round the corner from Turner.