Rupert Murdoch & Grayson Perry’s Exhibition – a Transpersonal (beyond the ego) experience

Catch up in my hotel room in Mumbai.
As a result of the recent News of the World debacle, Bella (my wife) and I decided not to buy any publications from the Murdoch stall and agreed to stop buying The Sunday Times. I rationally excluded Sky TV from the debate on the basis Murdoch only owns a minority stake – and I love watching sport on the TV. Reasonable don’t you think? After all, his daughter does live near us – albeit separated by their 10 foot wall.

 Over the last few weeks we have tried all the non-salacious Sunday newspapers – unfortunately they have just not got it. Bella suggested that we make an exception to our moral commitment just for the ST – I was relieved as I can now say I am doing it for her. A few minutes after bringing the ST into the house, Bella shouts out with glee that there is a Grayson Perry exhibition on at the British Museum. Grayson who? No, not him – the one who likes dressing up as a woman? Oh all right if you insist!! Why do you think I will like it? No , I don’t wear women’s shoes!
Anyway, being the good husband I am, I allowed Bella to drag me kicking and screaming to the British Museum after a night on the tiles celebrating my 65th birthday with my middle daughter Jasmin and her Stu. It was the first of three celebrations as it was impossible to coordinate a coming together of my three daughters until 2014. I digress.
The exhibition was exquisite, especially the new ceramic jars that have an ancient design but with 21st century icons and references. I loved the “Frivolous Now” which was a great visualisation of modern corporate “spirituality”. And the tapestry which was a collage of truths and beliefs. And his teddy bear, Alan Measles. But most importantly, it was actually quite a spiritual experience – putting the world into context and perspective. Well done indeed Grayson.
Do go and see it, http://bit.ly/mCJAe8 and drag your other better half with you! And thank you Rupert Murdoch! Not for being the person you are but for producing at least one best-of-breed newspaper that told us about the exhibition. There’s value in all of us.
Footnote: Belatedly, I have to admit I discovered a good article on Grayson and the exhibition in the Guardian. http://bit.ly/r1fBNd But they don’t do the Guardian on Sunday!

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