Claudia Massie

The greatest artist chronicler of our times: Grayson Perry, at the Edinburgh Art Festival, reviewed

Scotland has no such chronicler. Instead we have the tortured Peter Howson, whose art never wears its distress lightly

’Sponsored by You’, 2019, by Grayson Perry. © Grayson Perry. Courtesy the artist, Paragon / Contemporary Editions Ltd and Victoria Miro. Photo: Jack Hems

The busiest show in Edinburgh must be Grayson Perry: Smash Hits which, a month into its run, still has people queuing at 10 a.m. His original title, National Treasure, was rejected because ‘national’ is a politically loaded term in Scotland. But Perry’s lens is resolutely fixed on England and Englishness.

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