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Grayson Perry and the Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman [DVD] - as seen on the BBC

Grayson Perry , Alan Yentob , Neil Crombie    Exempt   DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Grayson Perry, Alan Yentob
  • Directors: Neil Crombie
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Nov 2012
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009HWFQT2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,970 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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For two years, Turner Prize-wining artist Grayson Perry worked behind the scenes at the British Museum to stage his most ambitious show yet

The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman.

In a major departure for both artist and Museum, Perry was given free rein to choose whatever he wanted from the Museum s collection of more than 8 million objects gathered from around the world. He also made his own works of art from his trademark ceramics to sculptures, tapestries and even a working motorbike. The resulting exhibition was as if the visitor had stepped into the treasures of a mysterious civilisation a civilisation built entirely around the obsessions of Perry himself.

Granted unique access over a two-year period, this film paints a revealing portrait of Perry s creative process, and even follows him on a motorbike pilgrimage to Germany as he explores the artworks, ideas and motivations that lay behind his British Museum show.


Perry's humour enriches the whole experience, coupled with his superb insights into the minds of unknown craftsmen stretching back a million years. --Guardian

Perry brings together beautiful pieces including Buddhist votive offerings, Polynesian fetishes, Japanese portable shrines, and intricate embroidery next to his own tapestries, organised into themes of the sacred, ;magick;, maps, sexuality and gender, patina and texture --Independent

His curation is carefully cut to show how, fascinatingly, the spiritual and tactile worlds have gone hand-in-hand in almost every other world culture except our own. --Daily Telegraph

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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Punter 16 May 2013
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This was a wonderful TV programme and explains the background of the recent exhibition in the British Museum which was stunning. A must for all Grayson Perry fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
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if you are a fan a Grayson you will love this!
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