The scene is a hill outside Sunderland – in the distance is the Stadium of Light. Aug 16, 2014 - Detail of Grayson Perry tapestry, 'The Agony in the Car Park', 2012. The tapestries include The Agony in the Car Park, which depicts a wealthy young man meeting his end in a car crash with the haunting byline "all that money and he dies in the gutter", or Expulsion From Number Eight Eden Close, featuring a young graduate on a housing estate, excluded from a North London dinner party. The United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Perry, Grayson. The computer sticking out of his school bag hints at an interest in technology that he will pursue in later life. Their postures are reminiscent of the figures in the Crucifixion from Matthias Grünewald’s 16th century Isenheim Altarpiece. Tim is now a teenage boy, dressed in school uniform and covering his ears in embarrassment. Hinting to happier childhood times, a younger Tim can be seen on the left as he plays happily with his step-grandfather on the allotments. Accession number P8398. Summary. The computer sticking out of his school bag hints at an interest in technology that he will pursue in later life. Their postures are reminiscent of the figures in the Crucifixion from Matthias Grünewald’s 16th century Isenheim Altarpiece. This image is a distant relative of Giovanni Bellini’s The Agony in the Garden (c. 1465). The Agony in the Car Park Grayson Perry 2012. The background shows the city’s poorer areas of terraced housing and its industry: a shipyard crane mimics a crucifix. Why take an exam with the British Council? Grayson Perry, 'The Agony in the Car Park', Tapestry, 2012. The Agony in the Car Park; The Expulsion from Number 8 Eden Close; The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal; The Upper Class at Bay; #Lamentation; This tapestry is inspired by Perry’s visit to Sunderland, a city in north east England that is famous for its football team and is populated by large working class communities. Courtesy: The artist and Sunderland Museum. British Council (995232-A) Incorporated in the UK. To the right, young men with their customised cars gather in the car park of ‘Heppies’ social club. Dimension 200 X 400 CM Media Jaquard woven tapestry in wool, silk, cotton, acrylic and polyester, with cotton warp. The Agony in the Car Park, 2012 Medium: Rugs, Carpets, Textiles , Wool, cotton, acrylic, polyester and silk tapestry Edition: 6 + 2 AP Size: 200 x 400 cm. Movement: Contemporary Art Exhibitions: 06/07/2012–08/11/2012 Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Images This is one of a set of six tapestries that chart the … Hinting to happier childhood times, a younger Tim can be seen on the left as he plays happily with his step-grandfather on the allotments. A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland), EnglishScore Tutors - personal online English tutors, English Language Assessment in Higher Education. The Agony in the Car Park. This image is a distant relative of Giovanni Bellini’s The Agony in the Garden (c. 1465). This tapestry is inspired by Perry’s visit to Sunderland, a city in north east England that is famous for its football team and is populated by large working class communities. View in Augmented Reality. The central figure, Tim’s stepfather, a club singer, hints at Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece (1512–16). A computer magazine sticks out of his bag, betraying his early enthusiasm for software. Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences, TV series: All in the Best Possible Taste, UK Masters scholarship for teachers of English.