Grayson Perry (English, b. 1960)
Map of Truths and Beliefs, 2011
Acryl, wool and cotton tapestry
118 x 590 ½ in. (290 x 690 cm)
© Grayson Perry Collection of the Artist. Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro, London


“I wanted to make a sort of altarpiece, a map of heaven. I looked at the floorplan of the British Museum as a mandala and added all the different terms I could find for the afterlife. I was thinking of pilgrimage in a wider, non-religious sense, so I included places of pilgrimage that I’d googled. Most are religious but many are historical and secular.”
This work was made for the exhibition The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman at the British Museum.
Grayson Perry quotes on individual artworks taken from Grayson Perry by Jacky Klein. © 2009 Jacky Klein. Reprinted by kind permission of Thames & Hudson Ltd., London


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