Grayson Perry, Fucking Art Centre. Courtesy of Castlegate House Gallery..jpg
Grayson Perry’s ‘Fucking Art Centre’ was one of the leading early ceramic sales at London Art Fair when it was snapped up by a UK collector for a price in excess of £50,000 to a UK collector.

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The sale was part of the fair’s new Platform initiative, which highlight galleries offering modern and contemporary ceramic works and individual ceramic offerings at various galleries.

Fucking Art Centre, offered by Castlegate House Gallery, was a slip-glazed earthenware ceramic, 45cm tall and made in 2016. It was originally produced for a Battersea Arts Centre auction and depicts Alan Measles, Perry’s famed childhood teddy bear. The artist had worked in the arts centre in the 1980s before it was destroyed by a fire in 2013.

Other ceramic works which sold included a Salvador Dali from the stand of Sylvia Powell and works by Dame Luci Rie and Annette Lindenberg at Askew Art.

LAF runs until January 20. This year it hosts more than 130 international galleries in Islington’s Business Design Centre, all offering modern and contemporary art.