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The Price of a Perry

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Architects did well this year at the famous Frieze Art Fair, but not in the way you might expect.

Grayson Perry’s new large-scale work The Walthamstow Tapestry (picture) – a scaled down version the piece on show at the Victoria Miro gallery’s stand at Frieze – was purchased by none other than Norman Foster.

Astragal finds it rather amusing that the tapestry, which, according to the gallery, is primarily a comment on our quasi-religious relationship to consumerism, should have been purchased by Foster for a mere £150,000, proving his commitment to consumerism is devout indeed.

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