Britain is Best, 2014

Basel 2018
Britain is Best


Mixed Media
Grayson Perry Britain is Best, 2014 An embroidery in a frame designed by the artist, published in an edition of 20. Accompanied by a certificate signed by the artist and numbered. 'These are five loyalists from East Belfast. Four of them participated in a march I witnessed commemorating the centenary of the founding of the Ulster Volunteer Force and I was fascinated by how exotic if felt. Ironically, being fervently patriotic is not a particularly British trait. Their portrait is in the form of an embroidered banner that might be carried aloft on a march. I deliberately chose a very colourful and jolly style as the murals that are everywhere in East Belfast veer heavily toward the dour and aggressive.'