Grayson Perry RA

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Joe Tilson RA

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"I’ve never seen Joe Tilson’s work look so good. He’s a real survivor of the 1960s Pop art era in Britain and his works look fantastic here in this amazing pink room. He was a carpenter by trade, I believe, and they’ve still got that. They hark back to when, you know, a working-class person could go to art college and become an RA and an artist.

"They’re lovely things, they look great. They’re so joyful and decorative. He lives in Italy now and they’ve got all that warmth of a life lived well and long."