THE artist Grayson Perry has woven the 21st-century answer to the Bayeux Tapestry.

Instead of the Norman invasion, the Walthamstow Tapestry, which is 49ft long, tells the story of modern Britain’s conquest by the ideology of consumerism.

Three copies of the Walthamstow Tapestry have been made — one will hang at the Victoria Miro gallery in Islington, north London, where this week’s exhibition will open. Another has been bought by a private client and the fate of the third is not yet known.

So, how much did it cost?

7 thoughts on “Excellent!”

  1. 2009 – 1066 = 943

    Anyone want to lay odds on the likelihood of anyone having a clue who ‘Grayson Perry’ is in 2952 AD (even assuming this isn’t some kind of a piss-take)?

    Do you think nine hundred years from now there’ll be a cure for having your head crammed so appallingly fucking far up your arse?

  2. “Anyone want to lay odds on the likelihood of anyone having a clue who ‘Grayson Perry’ is in 2952 AD….”

    This is Walthamstowe FFS. Anyone know where it is now? Odds on its been cut into squares & flogged down Hoe St for cheap curtaining.

  3. Too bad Andy Warhol didn’t have a distinctive, well-known logo–he could’ve (fiitingly) lifted that for his own use.

  4. Well, the 7 unicorn series tapestries at Stirling Castle are going to cost around £2m, in total, with most of that going on wages.

    Given that Perry is clearly worth about minimum wage, rather than the skilled crafts(wo)men working in Stirling, it’s still going to be far too much for a piece of lefty propaganda.

    In better news, Tracy Emin is considering emigrating to France. Dubious sources expect Cape Wrath to rise about 50m as Britain tilts due to the weight of people rushing to Dover to wave her ferry off!

  5. As far as I can see Tracy Emin doesn’t want to pay the 50% higher rate tax AND she wants the government to subsidise artists. A curious political stance.

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