Perry, winner of the Turner prize in 2003 and world famous potter, is someone of
special interest to Dilly Bundy for his expertise in reinventing himself. No one
wears party frocks quite like Grayson, and for sometime Dilly has been wanting
to create his sartorial brilliance in paint.
Perry Reinventing Himself
stubbornly refused to be painted. Dilly despaired of him drying in time for her
most recent exhibition. Finally, more by luck than judgement, she found the
wears his glitzy party frocks in the guise of Claire, his alter ego. Could Dilly
become some other Claire? Her childhood self perhaps, wearing just such a
confection of flounces, bows and lace trimmings to captivate Prince Charming?
take a curtsey, Grayson, aka Claire, aka Dilly!
art of reinvention seems to be strangely inclusive. Inhabiting Grayson's world
for the duration of paint drying on his canvas proved to be a successful
short course of 'self-psychiatric medication' — his words not Dilly's!
you wowed by Sam Taylor-Wood's photo of Kate Moss reclining naked in a
doorway? Did you rip it from the paper with frenzied gusto, seeing visions of
figures by Francis Bacon in your mind's eye? No? Then console yourself that
you're not Dilly Bundy, portrait artist living and working on Menorca in the
Balearics and obsessed by ideas of reinvention.
her eye here was Kate gainfully reinventing herself. No longer content with
super model stardom, the threads of ambiguity tangled themselves marvellously on
Sam Taylor-Wood's stage. Fashion icon grabs a place in the Fine Art arena.
And why not?
exhibited her painted version of this photo last September at an Annual Fiesta
Painting Exhibition in Mahón, where the only constraint was size. If yardage won
the first prize of several thousand euros, Kate
Reinventing Herself was
far too small at 3 x 4 feet. However, she had been given her first outing and
Dilly had other ideas for her.
Town Hall Art Gallery in Alaior! OK! So not London or New York, but this time
was going to be the star of the show. That is until Grayson Perry muscled in on
the act wearing a dress. He won every accolade going!