Sculpture Q&A with Grayson Perry

What do you love?

Grayson Perry replies:

House,1993, by Rachel Whiteread, © Rachel Whiteread. Photo Sue Omerod

House,1993, by Rachel Whiteread, © Rachel Whiteread. Photo Sue Omerod

“Most public sculpture I hate. Sculpture in general? I like a nice Benin bronze, I thought they stood out very well in the Bronze show at the Royal Academy, they were great, a lot of that African bronze sculpture is lovely.

I think one of the best sculptures is Rachel Whiteread’s House, certainly one of the best sculptures of the last few decades. I think it is the poetry of it, the resonance of those spaces, the humility – the monument to ordinariness.

What do you hate?

Grayson Perry replies:

The Women of World War II by John Mills, 2005, Whitehall, London.

The Women of World War II by John Mills, 2005, Whitehall, London.

I think my least favourite sculpture is that Monument to the Women of World War Two in Whitehall, that is an ugly sculpture, I think it is very well meaning…but God is it ugly!”

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