Read this: Grayson Perry on ‘The Art Fair as a Rite of Passage’

In its current Artists’ Issue and during Frieze Week The Art Newspaper presents a piece by Grayson Perry

“My first art fair was at Olympia in west London in 1986, which was a seemingly innocent occasion compared with nowadays; closer to the village hall than to Art Basel. I was showing with James Birch, ….”

Grayson Perry CBE RA is an English contemporary artist. He is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross-dressing, as well as his observations of the contemporary arts scene, and for dissecting British “prejudices, fashions and foibles”. [Wikipedia]

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Grayson Perry with his Brexit pots. Photograph: Swan Films/Channel 4

Eloquent and funny he is a splendid source when looking for (self-) critique of today’s art world.