Book Ninety Nine 2014:
Playing To The Gallery by Grayson Perry
Straight off and in the interest of disclosure, I love Grayson Perry.
I love what he makes, shows he curates, his TV shows about art, the whole lot.
This book does nothing to change my opinion of him.
It’s a readably slight run through his take on the modern world of modern art, why artists make art and in particular the relationship between art, galleries, money and the public in general and how that is changing.
He has some incredible insights while at the same time never giving us less than a warm and entertaining trip through structures of contemporary art I never would have given a second though to. It’ll change the way you think about that world.
If you have any interest in modern art, this is a must read.