Grayson Perry
Fluorescent orange Couloured Pencil - 17.5 cm

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Weight 100 g
Grayson Perry exhibition,  a real first in FranceMeeting between two universes : the extravagance of Grayson Perry with the know-how of Monnaie de ParisFirst exhibition in France dedicated to the famous britain artist Grayson Perry, "Vanité, ...
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Grayson Perry Fluorescent orange Couloured Pencil 17.5 cm


    • Grayson Perry exhibition,  a real first in France
    • Meeting between two universes : the extravagance of Grayson Perry with the know-how of Monnaie de Paris

    First exhibition in France dedicated to the famous britain artist Grayson Perry, "Vanité, Identité, Sexualité" takes place between the 19/10/2018 and the 03/02/2019 in  Monnaie de Paris. His art works in ceramic, metal, the tapestries and the engravings are all about ironic and clashing reflections concerning universal questions regarding the identity, the gender, the social class, the religion and the sexuality.

    Grayson Perry plays with his own identity which becomes part of his art work and goes further the ends of world art. Autobiographical references to the artist childhood, his family and his alter ego Claire, are linked with questions regarding the truth and the make-believe, the social class, the trends and the status of the artist against the one of the craftmen. 

    The flashy colors theme refering to the Grayson Perry universe is highlighted by the sale of three fluorescent coloured pencils. 

    The Collection

    Touch the History of France at your fingertips with the Pièce d'Histoire collection! On each silver coin sold, Monnaie de Paris donates 1€ to the Fondation du patrimoine and will contribute to the financing of the projects of the Stéphane Bern Mission, for the safeguard of the national heritage.
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    Our craftman


      Our creations are enamelled using a rare technique known as grand feu enamelling. Another workshop sends the enameller a decoration, piece of jewellery or struck medal with hollow spaces on its surface. Using a dip pen, needle or brush, the enameller fills these hollows with enamel, which they have prepared themselves. The fixing of the variously coloured enamel powders is controlled by short, successive firings at 900 degrees.


      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece


      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.


      The first minters began to ply their trade in France when striking with a hammer appeared in the 4th century BC. Nowdays, minsters use press instead of a hammer. Their knowledge of dies, engraving and metals, and their expertise - passed seamlessly down from one generation to the next for centuries - guarantees the excellence of their work.