Grayson Perry’s Tapestries:
In The Vanity of Small Differences Grayson Perry explores his fascination with taste and the visual story it tells of our interior lives in a series of six tapestries and three programmes, All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry, for Channel 4.
The whole series is avalible to watch and is avaliable here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/in-the-best-possible-taste-grayson-perry/videos/all/s1-ep1-all-in-the-best-possible-taste
The artist goes on a safari amongst the taste tribes of Britain, to gather inspiration for his artworks, literally weaving the characters he meets into a narrative partly inspired by Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress.
Grayson Perry comments: “The tapestries tell the story of class mobility, for I think nothing has as strong an influence on our aesthetic taste as the social class in which we grow up. I am interested in the politics of consumerism and the history of popular design but for this project I focus on the emotional investment we make in the things we choose to live with, wear, eat, read or drive. Class and taste run deep in our character – we care. This emotional charge is what draws me to a subject”.