Britain is Best

Grayson Perry, 2014
120 x 100 cm

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Britain is Best , 2014

In collaboration with Paragon Press, Factum Arte has produced Grayson Perry's hand embroidered tapestry, Britain is Best. Factum Arte worked with the artists to select the threads, texture and stitches of this embroidery.

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

 

In discussing this work, Grayson Perry said that 'These are five loyalists from East Belfast. Four of them participated in a march I witnessed commemorating the centenary of the founding of the Ulster Volunteer Force and I was fascinated by how exotic it felt. Ironically, being fervently patriotic is not a particularly British trait. Their portrait is in the form of an embroidered banner that might be carried aloft on a march. I deliberately chose a very colourful and jolly style as the murals that are everywhere in East Belfast veer heavily towards the dour and aggressive.'

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

 

 

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

Details of Grayson Perry's embroidery

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