Thursday 19 October 2017

Grayson Perry signs two years Channel 4 deal

File photo dated 5/10/2011 of artist Grayson Perry who has signed an exclusive deal with Channel 4 which will see him acting as an on-screen social anthropologist. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date date: Thursday June 21, 2012. The artist - described by the channel as
File photo dated 5/10/2011 of artist Grayson Perry who has signed an exclusive deal with Channel 4 which will see him acting as an on-screen social anthropologist. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date date: Thursday June 21, 2012. The artist - described by the channel as "being somewhere between William Hogarth and Bruce Parry" - has agreed a two-year contract. See PA story SHOWBIZ Perry. Photo credit should read: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

Turner Prize-winner Grayson Perry has signed an exclusive deal with Channel 4 which will see him acting as an on-screen social anthropologist

The artist - described by the channel as "being somewhere between William Hogarth and Bruce Parry" - has agreed a two-year contract.



He has recently been seen in three-part series All In The Best Possible Taste for which he investigated social classes around the UK. His findings were channelled into a series of tapestries which are on display in London.



Channel 4's commissioning editor for arts, Tabitha Jackson, said: "His skill not just as an artist, but as an artist-anthropologist somewhere between William Hogarth and Bruce Parry, gives us a unique opportunity to really explore the texture of contemporary life and to understand it in a different way."

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