Vanity of Small Differences

The Adoration of the Cage Fighters

The Agony in the Car Park

The Expulsion from Number 8 Eden Close

Grayson Perry's latest show has just opened at the Victoria Miro gallery.

His modern take on Hogarth's Rake's Progress charts the rise and fall of 'Tim Rakewell' - from humble beginnings to enormous wealth and celebrity to a grisly death. 

The tapestries are littered with modern indicators of class and style, as in traditional Vanitas paintings, and many  references to early Renaissance artworks. In the third tapestry the poses of Tim (who bears more than a passing resemblance to nineties class-investigator Jarvis Cocker, see Common People) and his girlfriend echo Masaccio's Expulsion c1425, left.

The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal

The Upper Classes at Bay


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