Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

Sep 23
23rd September 2023 - 21st January 2024

Grayson Perry's 'The Vanity of Small Differences is on display at Lincoln Museum - a tapestry exhibition telling a fascinating story of class and taste.

On exhibition at Lincoln Museum is Grayson Perry's six large-scale tapestries, each made of wool, cotton and silk on a mechanical loom, before being coloured in by hand. 'The Vanity of Small Differences' tells the story of class mobility and the influence that our social class has on aesthetic taste.

The tapestries weave autobiographical references with characters, places and objects that Perry encountered on his travels through regions of England for the Channel 4, BAFTA-winning documentary series ‘All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry’ (2012). Taking inspiration from many art-historical references, in particular Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, this exhibition tells the story of the rise and demise of Tim Rakewell, aiming to act as a record of a precise moment in history.

The exhibition is Pay What You Decide – your support is greatly appreciated and helps Lincoln Museum bring exciting exhibitions to life. 

Image credit: Grayson Perry, Expulsion from Number 8 Eden Close, 2012 © Grayson Perry,  Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. Gift of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery with the support of Channel 4 Television, the Art Fund and Sfumato Foundation with additional support from AlixPartners.
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The Vanity of Small Differences

Grayson Perry is a Turner Prize winning British artist, best known for his bold and colourful art. This latest exhibition sees his work return to the city after the wildly successful exhibition, ‘The Charms of Lincolnshire’ in 2006.

The Vanity of Small Differences is an Arts Council Collection Touring exhibition, jointly owned by Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London and British Council. Gift of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery with the support of Channel 4 Television, the Art Fund and Sfumato Foundation with additional support from Alix Partners.

opening times

Saturday 23rd September 2023 - Sunday 21st January 2024
Open Thursday to Monday, 10:00 - 16:00

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Pay what you decide
Your support is greatly appreciated and helps Lincoln Museum bring exciting exhibitions to life.

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