Reclining Artist (small) is a single colour limited edition etching by controversial contemporary artist Grayson Perry.
This limited edition of 58 is Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse. The original woodcut Reclining Artist appears in ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’ At the Serpentine gallery (June 8th - 10 September 2017). Greeting visitors as they arrive at the show the work shows a naked Grayson Perry (with his alterego Claire’s breasts) reclining in his studio alongside his cat Kevin. He is surrounded by objects reflecting his life and work as an artist.The image evokes Manet’s ‘Olympia’, and Perry has filled the surrounding space of the portrait with a wealth of other cultural allusions, from a book on acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid to a leafed copy of Viz magazine.Rendered in Perry’s unique aesthetic of clashing, saturated colours and flat, juvenile perspective, ‘Reclining Artist’ is a truly powerful work of contemporary art.
Grayson Perry is a Turner Prize award winning English artist, mostly known for his ceramic vases in classical forms and decorated in bright colours depicting subjects at odds with their attractive appearance.