Dressed as his flamboyant female alter-ego, Claire, in gingham and pigtails, cross-dressing former Turner prize-winner Grayson Perry has accused the art establishment of being out of touch with ‘the real world.’
‘It’s almost as if artists feel they inhabit a different world of fantasy and self-indulgence far removed from the everyday,’ said Perry, wearing a puff-sleeved dress and too much rouge. ‘This makes it impossible for them to relate to the lives of the man and woman in the street who have proper jobs and mortgages to worry about. No wonder people feel alienated from so much modern art.’
Perry, 51, gave vent to this outburst on his return from a road trip across Bavaria on a bright pink motorcycle.
‘Artists are too disengaged from the lives of ordinary people,’ he confided to his father figure and travelling companion, a teddy bear called Alan Measles.