Animal Spirit (Blue) by Grayson Perry RA
Edition number 35 of 68
"During the coverage of the crash of the financial markets in 2008 we heard a lot about ‘animal spirits’. The financial sector is still male dominated and men often seem to talk as if emotions are ‘women’s business’ and they somehow operate in this entirely objective universe .There seemed to be a idea that the market was guided by a neutral ‘dead hand’ and the market was entirely rational but we found out in the crash that it was just as prone to emotional weather as any human system.
This print shows my symbolic representation of the irrational beast that controls the market, half bull, half bear." - Grayson Perry