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Grayson Perry collaborates with British Museum for latest exhibition

  • Date: 7 October 2011
  • Area: National
man stands next to a pink decorated motorbike

Artist Grayson Perry poses with his motorcycle, at the opening of his exhibition The Tomb Of The Unknown Craftsman. Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Grayson Perry has collaborated with the British Museum for new exhibition The Tomb Of The Unknown Craftsman, which features nearly 200 of the museum's objects, chosen by Perry, shown next to his own pieces.

Objects he has chosen from the museum include drawings, prints, coins and religious objects. The artist's decorated motorcycle, which has a stuffed toy on the back seat, will also form part of the display.

Called The Tomb Of The Unknown Craftsman, Perry's new work is the centrepiece of the exhibition and is a decorated cast-iron boat that carries a 250,000-year-old flint hand axe.

The artist has described the exhibition as a 'short tour' through his head.

The exhibition runs 6 October until 19 February 2012. The entrance fee is £10. Find out more at the British Museum website.