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Grayson Perry
B. 1960
MAP OF TRUTHS AND BELIEFS
wool and cotton tapestry
200 by 470 cm. 78 3/4 by 185 1/8 in.
Executed in 2011, this work is number 6 from an edition of 12 plus 3 artist's proofs.
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Provenance

Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Labour and Wait, 2013, illustrated in colour on the front and back cover and pp. 58-59, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

"The tapestry shows many possible pilgrimage destinations, religious and secular. In the central disc are many different names for the afterlife laid out in the shape of a plan of the British Museum. The figures are from my personal iconography. The woman in black represents the contemporary world, the bear is raw emotion, the boy, innocent reason and the woman in folk costume stands for tradition."
Grayson Perry
Exh. Cat., London, British Museum, Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman, 2011-12, p. 121

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