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Lot 541

Sir Grayson Perry CBE RA Hon FRIBA, British b.1960 - I Am A Planet/ I Am The Future/ To Love Me...

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Lot 541

Sir Grayson Perry CBE RA Hon FRIBA, 
British b.1960 - 
I Am A Planet/ I Am The Future/ To Love Me...

Price Realised: £19,680

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 541


Sir Grayson Perry CBE RA Hon FRIBA, 
British b.1960 - 

I Am A Planet/ I Am The Future/ To Love Me Is/ To Love Your/ Next Life, c.1984; 

glazed ceramic teapot, H22 x W38 x D22.5 cm (ARR) 

England & Co.;
private collection, UK, purchased from the above

England & Co, Between Worlds: Rituals & Pagan Rites,, 2013

Grayson Perry had the largest exhibition of his works at the National Galleries Scotland this fall, entitled 'Smash Hits', which included ceramics.

While a multidisciplinary artist, it was for subverting the traditional medium of ceramics that Perry won the coveted Turner Prize in 2003. HIs award was seen as the coming of age of craft, at a time when conceptual art dominated. Of using a traditional medium and form, he comments, ‘A lot of my work has always had a guerrilla tactic, a stealth tactic. I want to make something that lives with the eye as a beautiful piece of art, but on closer inspection, a polemic or an ideology will come out of it’.

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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