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26 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Grayson Perry. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Grayson Perry, often where they are interviewed.

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26 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Grayson Perry. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Grayson Perry, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 18: René Magritte, Grayson Perry's 'dead wood' comment, and the National Trust faces fresh scrutiny for looking into colonialism

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Bumped back into Lockdown in England we've been whiling away our time engrossed in art documentaries and wishing we were back in the galleries. Toyin Ojih Odutola at the Barbican and Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy Gallery particularly caught our interest, whilst the stories of Maggi Hambling, Artemisia Gentileschi and the world's biggest art theft have been on the small screen.

Meanwhile, the news doesn't stop and we discuss misconduct allegations at Gagosian Gallery, the closure of Marian Goodman's London gallery, fresh criticism of the National Trust for its research into racism and slavery, and the anger at Grayson Perry's claim that Covid-19 will clear the arts of 'dead wood'.

Our Artist Focus this episode is one of the leading surrealists: René Magritte. Instantly recognisable, the Belgian painter is synonymous with the surrealist period of the 1920s and 30s in Europe. We consider whether the mass distribution of his work has now lessened the impact of his work, and the influence Magritte has had on music, pop culture and conceptual art.

Toyin Ojih Odutola 'A Countervailing Theory' at the Barbican, until 24 January 2020: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/toyin-ojih-odutola-a-countervailing-theory
Toyin Ojih Odutola's tantalising drawings tell us stories about ourselves: https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/a-countervailing-theory-at-the-barbican-review-toyin-ojih-odutolas-tantalising-drawings-tell-us-stories-about-ourselves-a4521676.html
Interview: Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola 'I'm interested in how power dynamics play out': https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/aug/01/artist-toyin-ojih-odutola-through-drawing-i-can-cope-with-racism-sexism-cultural-friction#img-1
The Billion Dollar Art Hunt documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000nnzl/the-billion-dollar-art-hunt
'The Art of Forgery' by Noah Charney: https://www.phaidon.com/store/art/the-art-of-forgery-9780714867458/
Maggi Hambling: Making Love with Paint documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nx23
Tu Hongtao 'Twisting and Turning' at Levy Gorvy until 24 November 2020: https://www.levygorvy.com/exhibitions/tu-hongtao-twisting-and-turning/
Inside Museums: Artemisia Gentileschi: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ng7w/inside-museums-series-1-4-artemisia-gentileschi
Gagosian Gallery Director Sam Orlofsky Terminated Amid Misconduct Investigation: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/sam-orlofksy-terminated-gagosian-misconduct-investigation-1234574899/
Anger after Grayson Perry claims Covid will clear arts of 'dead wood': https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/nov/02/grayson-perry-coronavirus-covid-19
The interview originally appeared in The Arts Society Magazine: https://theartssociety.org/magazine
Hundreds of arts organisations rejected for emergency funding: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/hundreds-arts-organisations-rejected-emergency-funding
Marian Goodman on closing her London gallery: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/market/why-marian-goodman-closed-london-gallery-1234574818/
Criticism of the National Trust reached a new low this weekend: https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/voices/the-telegraph-headline-about-the-national-trust-is-a-distraction-from-real-issues-and-that-is-a-big-problem.html
The Surreal Legacy of Adman-Turned-Fine-Artist René Magritte: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/rene-magritte-373310
Nov 16 2020 · 1hr 31mins
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Episode 141 - Grayson Perry’s Art Club, St Francis Hospice and we are joined by David Forsdyke

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In this week's episode we talked about Grayson Perry’s Art Club, St Francis Hospice and we are joined by David Forsdyke

Sep 17 2020 · 29mins

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Episode 114: Grayson Perry’s Spiritual Art Club

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What is spirituality? Is it doing ‘spiritual things’ like praying, meditating, reading the Bible? Or is everything that we do spiritual? Also, some epic emails, we share more of our regular daily practices, and Joe seeks greater insight by wearing multiple pairs of glasses.

May 09 2020 ·
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Grayson Perry - the early years

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The artist Grayson Perry turns to his formative years in a new exhibition of early works, The Pre-Therapy Years. He tells Amol Rajan about the ideas and influences that helped lay the foundations for his work, and about the emergence of his own identity as ‘the Transvestite Potter’.

Hashi Mohamed has a very different story of success: he is now a barrister but arrived in Britain aged nine as a child refugee from Somalia. He warns that his own path is denied to the majority of people in Britain. Social mobility is a myth, he says, with power and privilege concentrated among the privately educated population.

At just 26 Theresa Lola is already a prize-winning poet and Young People’s Laureate for London. Her first collection, In Search of Equilibrium, is an unflinching study of death and grieving. But she finds hope and solace in words, and believes in the power of poetry to bring about change.

Photograph: Grayson Perry as Claire (detail), 1988 © Matthew R Lewis

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Jan 27 2020 · 42mins

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Grayson Perry CBE

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Talk Art returns for Season 4!! Robert & Russell meet Grayson Perry CBE, the legendary English artist, Royal Academician, writer and broadcaster. Best known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross-dressing, as well as his observations of the contemporary arts scene, and for dissecting British "prejudices, fashions and foibles". We discuss Essex & the 'Cockney diaspora', the relationship between his collages & pots, transvestism, inviting fashion students at St Martin's to create dresses for his persona Claire, his admiration for fashion designers like Manish Arora & Alessandro Michele, iconic women like Countess Raine Spencer, why he enjoys making limited editions & multiples, his childhood teddy bear Alan Measles and a recent trip to USA to make a new documentary about the political & social divide. We find out about his marriage to Philippa Perry, why he loves cycling & collecting motorbikes, historical influences such as 15th century plates & pottery, Folk art, Outsider art, Islamic ceramics but also living artists he admires such as Mark Bradford and Jonas Wood, plus Grayson shares some advice for emerging artists. Visit @TalkArt on Instagram for images of all artworks discussed in this episode, and follow Grayson @AlanMeasles. Special thanks to Matt Carey-Williams and Kathy Stephenson @VictoriaMiroGallery. If you've enjoyed this episode, be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or email talkartpodcast@gmail.com as we love hearing your feedback!

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Jan 10 2020 · 55mins
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Grayson Perry mooching around London

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Grayson Perry is one of Britain's best-known and most-recognisable artists, thanks to his flamboyant ceramics and penchant for wearing even more noticeable dresses. He loves cycling too, and when I approached him to go for a ride, he gave me two options - mountain biking in Epping Forest or a "mooch slowly around London a bit pissed on my Dutch bike; a kind of two-wheeled flâneur". I chose the latter, and it didn't disappoint. Contains swearing.

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Dec 19 2019 · 42mins
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Grayson Perry and Hadrian Garrard on why it's important that artistic creation is rooted in community and affordable art

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In this Genesis 20 podcast the artist Grayson Perry is in conversation with Hadrian Garrard, who received the Genesis Foundation’s Genesis Prize in 2016 for his work as Director of Create London, the award-winning organisation that roots artists in their communities, drawing a sustainable model for artistic creation and funding within local groups. Grayson Perry is working with the architectural practice APPARATA on an affordable housing scheme with integrated studios for artists in Barking in East London, a scheme being driven by Create London, of which Perry is an associate.

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Dec 11 2019 · 26mins
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RHLSTP 236 - Grayson Perry

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#236 Don’t Look Down - Richard has yet another stomach upset, adding some much needed jeopardy to the podcast. And it’s a meeting of Turner Prize winners past and future as his guest is a name that will echo through the ages (hello future humans) Grayson Perry.

They discuss God-like soft toys, the similarities between comedy and art, motorcycle clothing, women’s clothing, masculinity, gender rigidity, who Grayson actually shared a squat with, making sandwiches in a hairdressers, Jerry and Rupert making love on top of a homeless person, how the rich provide an ark that can take art to the future, asking an artist what his favourite colour is, whether art’s job is to observe or attempt to affect change, biting the hand that feeds and adolescent numbness. 

In memory of Tony Brennan.


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Nov 29 2019 · 1hr 6mins
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Grayson Perry: ‘Super Rich Interior Decoration’

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Robert Bound is joined by Louisa Buck and Ossian Ward to decipher the wit and politics in Grayson Perry’s new show at Victoria Miro.
Sep 30 2019 · 30mins
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Banter shirts, what constitutes a proper pie, and the appeal of shame and humiliation. Grayson Perry and Jay take on a gastro pub menu at The Drapers Arms in Islington. A Somethin’ Else/Jay Rayner production. 

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May 21 2019 · 45mins