Special edition of Muse: A Portrait of Grayson Perry by Richard Ansett, limited to just 150 numbered copies, signed by Grayson Perry and Richard Ansett, including a print and presented in a clothbound slipcase. This book presents the unique relationship between Perry and renowned portrait photographer Richard Ansett.
Through a previously unseen archive from photoshoots spanning over 10 years, the photographer astutely captures the singularities of Perry’s many complex personas, alongside commentaries on current social issues which are part of his artistic narrative, including the EU referendum, American pop culture and the existential questions of life and death.
“Wow! Just wow! A love letter that is itself a work of art. Both playful and deadly serious, this work captures Ansett's relationship with the man and his relationship to the world. Ansett’s work is mind blowing but not cosy at all. Just brilliant photography.” - Suzanne Moore, Journalist
“Through his engaging portraits and text, photographer Richard Ansett has provided a visually exciting and thoughtful insight in to one of Britain’s national treasures, Sir Grayson Perry, and on society itself”. - Dr Michael Pritchard, The Royal Photographic Society
Grayson Perry is one of Britain’s most celebrated artists and cultural figures nowadays. He has gone from taking evening classes in pottery to winning the Turner Prize, presenting television programmes on Channel 4 and writing acclaimed books. Always keen to do the unexpected, pottery allowed him the opportunity to indulge his fascination with sex, punk, and counterculture amongst other things, in the most unlikely and polite of art forms.
Richard Ansett is a fine art social documentary and portrait photographer based in London, UK, whose images have been acquired by institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery (London), the Smithsonian (USA) and the National Canadian Library and Archives.