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Grayson Perry’s House for Essex: Artist’s ‘deep research’ for 1970s … – News

The four tapestries on display at Firstsite are usually found inside #8216;A House for Essex#8217;, a building in Wrabness designed by Perry as a shrine to Julie.

The Turner Prize-winning artist added: #8220;In the end I searched for #8216;our wedding 1974#8217; and that#8217;s the one that really hit. There are all the people with taches and bad jackets and flouncy hair.#8221;

Perry, who was born and raised in the county, has his own theories about social mobility and how it is reflected in Julie#8217;s life.

#8220;Because we conceived of the house as a kind of religious building, like a shrine or a chapel, it is a shrine to a certain sort of identity,#8221; he said.

#8220;I researched the images very deeply,#8221; said Perry of his work. #8220;I wanted her to be a very ordinary sort of person.#8221;

#8220;If you look at this map of Julie#8217;s life, and this is one of the distinct things about Essex, as you go up the county, it becomes posher.

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