Inspired by the 18th century painter William Hogarth’s moral tale, A Rake’s Progress, Perry’s tapestries follow the life of a fictional character called Tim Rakewell, as he develops from infancy through his teenage and middle years, to his untimely death in a bloody car accident.
This newly commissioned publication has been produced to accompany the British Council International Touring Exhibition The Vanity of Small Differences.
Beautifully designed in a fold-out concertina (leporello) style, this postcard set presents Perry’s iconic tapestry series. Includes a small 16 page booklet featuring an interview with the artist.
The Vanity of Small Differences was gifted to the British Council Collection and the Arts Council Collection by the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery with the support of Channel 4 Television and the Art Fund, and additional support from AlixPartners.