Teddy perfume bottle is a parody that references Grayson Perry's mascot Alan Measles, the artist's childhood companion of great and terrifying adventures. Zaniol comments "since the start of this project; I wanted an old fashion teddy bear perfume bottle for Miss Clair, but it had to have a twist. I wasn't sure what this was going to be until Max Jacquard showed me colour-changing glass and that's when I fell in love with this fluorescent yellow: an unpredictable glass, that embraces its dual colour nature and the double persona. It can look very cute and also quite sinister."
The head of the bear functions as a cap. The sculpture tries to resemble a perfume bottle also in its interior design which could contain perfume.
Brand Art Sensation and Zaniol Ltd are devoted to art and cultural critique. The aim of this project is to highlight the commodification tendency of some contemporary artworks and the brand stretching principles that some galleries and artists have borrowed from luxury goods marketing strategies. Zaniol discusses here a global art market phenomenon through an artistic study (any reference to contemporary artists is her own imaginative interpretation).
Grayson Perry or Alan Measles have NOT endorsed, approved or vetted this fictional advert, the perfume bottle or any part of Brand Art Sensation, which is published by Zaniol Ltd. a limited company devoted to art, education, and design.