As Frieze swings into action, we have an exclusive video of Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry in conversation with renowned art critic Gilda Williams (courtesy of Yoox). The two ponder the failings of contemporary art, good taste, and the vanity of small differences.
“A lot of artists think having good ideas is being an artist. I think you can have good ideas and still be a rubbish artist… Being a good artist, to me, is: really attractive stuff,” Perry declares. “I think that one of the terrible handicaps of a lot of contemporary artists is they only make it to look good in galleries.”
With this week’s launch of Art at Yoox.com, anyone can now purchase “really attractive stuff” – fine art, prints and photographed from established names and up-and-comers – without having to doll up for the gallery girls. Perry’s work itself is exclusively on sale, too, albeit scaled down – his tapestry The Vanity Of Small Differences has been transplanted onto a boxed set of table mats.
Words: Zing Tsjeng