Death of a Working Hero by Grayson Perry A5 postcard

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A5 postcard featuring detail from the artwork Death of a Working Hero by Grayson Perry, to accompany Grayson Perry | Smash Hits on show at National (Royal Scottish Academy) from Sat 22 Jul 2023 - Sun 12 Nov 2023.

Death of a Working Hero is inspired by the blessing of the banners ceremony, part of Durham Miners’ Gala, which takes place annually in Durham Cathedral. The setting and brass band music in this community celebration created the impression a funeral to the artist.

Born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1960, Grayson Perry lives and works in London, UK. 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. Today, he is one of Britain’s most celebrated artists and cultural figures.