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PLAYING TO THE GALLERY: HELPING CONTEMPORARY ART IN ITS STRUGGLE TO BE UNDERSTOOD. Grayson Perry. Penguin Books, Penguin Publishing Group, Penguin Random House LLC, New York, 2015. First published in the U.K. 2014 by Particular Books, Penguin Books, London. 140 pp. with 43 col. ills. 23 x 15 cm. ISBN 9780143127352 In English.
Publisher's description: Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he's called this book Playing to the Gallery and not Sucking Up to the Academic Elite). This funny, personal journey through the art world answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but that we're too embarrassed to ask. Questions such as: What is "good" or "bad" art -- and does it even matter? Is art still capable of shocking us or have we seen it all before? And what happens if you place a piece of art in a rubbish dump?
Artist(s):Perry, Grayson (as author)
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Several Media
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 165467
Hardcover $25.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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