The inimitable artist sits the USA down for its portrait in Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip
Turner prize-winning artist turned critically-acclaimed broadcaster Grayson Perry takes to the road to observe a nation in transition. Watch this as well as many other art and travel programs on BBC Select – a new streaming service on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app.
How does the USA look to an outsider? Award-winning artist and broadcaster Grayson Perry roars across the south, east and Midwest of America on a spectacular multi-coloured Harley Davidson on a mission to meet people from both sides of the racial divide. As the genial Grayson investigates the Land of the Free’s deepening cultural and political fault-lines, he doesn’t only cover the miles, he also gets to grips with a multitude of thorny issues from class and economic divisions to identity politics. He’s committed to travelling the nation to record the disparate viewpoints of a cross-section of its citizens including talking to young black professionals in Atlanta and farmers in Wisconsin. But how will Grayson come up with a unifying artwork which channels the real-life experience of a hugely-divided America?
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