'When working with the British Museum for my exhibition, The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman, I became very aware of the huge scope and scale of the institution. This map scarf is perhaps a very personal guide to the spirit of the place. I have characterised the museum here as a slightly tyrannical monster not unlike my dear old Teddy Bear, Alan Measles. I think of the BM as a friendly giant. He can get grouchy and cynical at times as he is constantly being besieged by visitors wielding cameras but above all it is a place of wonder and beauty and learning'.
This bright silk scarf portrays a personal map of the British Museum as seen through the eyes of the artist Grayson Perry, taken from the award-winning exhibition Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman (Winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2012 for Visual Art).
100% silk, hand-rolled.
Size: 90cm x 90cm.