He has captured the likeness wonderfully, in This Writer’s opinion.
The artist Grayson Perry has revealed two new works inspired by his experience of the world of high finance, including a giant penis embossed with banknotes and George Osborne’s face.
Inspired by his conversations with bankers and stockbrokers, the Turner prize winner and high-profile transvestite made two artworks that symbolise the experiences and capture a world he says is still a “bastion of male power”.
The first work, a huge, shiny penis decorated with banknotes and the faces of bankers and the chancellor of the exchequer, was not, Perry admitted, his most subtle work.
But he said his experiences in the City, which he found “shrouded in politeness and gentrification the higher up you go”, called for an artwork that brazenly displayed the gender bias of the corporate world.
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