Included will be the first bronze work by the artist to be offered at auction. The piece (pictured) consists of six bronze arches joined together which imitate an early medieval crown. The crown is adorned with ceramic objects and plastic toys, including a model car and fake gun. This piece is estimated at £20,000-30,000.

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury’s Angus Maguire, Modern and Contemporary Art specialist, said of the works: “These are very crude and very raw. His early years are quite well known – and these very much come from that time.” The works have been in a private collection since they were made in the early 1980s, because at this time they were bought directly from the artist. Perry is one of Britain’s most successful contemporary artists. He recently became the first cross-dresser to be awarded a royal honour when he received a CBE, and delivered the prestigious Reith Lectures on BBC Radio 4 last year.

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