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From football to frocks....Grayson Perry's Turner Prize dress

From football to frocks....Grayson Perry's Turner Prize dress 

It's not all football on Rabbit's Liverpool itinerary. Here he is in the lovely Walker Gallery admiring some interesting frocks. The dresses were created by English artist Grayson Perry, who was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003 for his intricately decorated ceramics. Perry collected the Turner Prize wearing this dress which he embroidered with rabbits, some of them including the name 'Claire' - his transvestite alter ego. In his speech, Perry said 'it's about time a transvestite potter won the Turner!'.

Rabbit loved these little embroidered rabbits, and the gorgeous satin material.

'Madame George' from Van Morrison's superb, transcendent Astral Weeks:

Yvonne Fried, Pam J, * Ren.Art *, Jean and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo

11 comments - The latest ones
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
Yes, I can see that Rabbit is well taken with all these embroidered rabbits :-) A clever musical match for 'Sight and Sound' :-) I never did buy "Astral Weeks".....perhaps I need to correct this error!

Thank you for posting to Sight and Sound : Pictures & Music
2 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld club has replied to Roger Bennion club
Thanks Roger! The album (and the dress!) are perhaps acquired tastes. But Rabbit is very eclectic in his tastes, as you know....
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Good collage. Yes, looks to be right up Rabbit's warren (more of an apt end to this idiom than street, I think!).
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding collage!

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2 years ago.
Jean club
A fascinating collage. I've never given much thought to Grayson Perry's frocks before but seeing this and reading the notes has made me pay attention. Maybe Rabbit could take up sewing. Embellish his wardrobe with carrot and lettuce motifs.
2 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld club has replied to Jean club
Me neither, Jean, and I must confess I've never seen his ceramics, but I did enjoy his Reith Lectures a few years ago, he was very engaging and thought-provoking.
2 years ago.
niraK68 club
was für ein edles schönes Häschenkleid
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A fascinating collage..............and some interesting biographical stuff in the link.

Please delete my note if you don't like it..........I don't know if you arranged it deliberately, but it almost looks like Rabbit is wearing that frock ;-)
2 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld club has replied to Keith Burton club
that's really funny, Keith, I hadn't noticed that! You're right, Rabbit would look very fetching indeed!
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Love the colour of that silk !
2 years ago.
I'm sure Rabbit enjoys seeing rabbits in art. They don't get as much attention as they deserve from most artists.
2 years ago.

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