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Martin Parr, ‘Boring Photographs’, 2000, Phillips

Each 4 x 6 in. (10.2 x 15.2 cm)

Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered 11/12 in ink on the second-to-last print on the final album page.

Christie's, New York, 18 April 2001, lot 290

About Martin Parr

Martin Parr thinks of his photography as an ongoing investigation of human interaction, leisure, and context. Parr is interested in how people live and present themselves to others, particularly in how they display their values. His subjects have included the spectators of a championship polo game, everyday tourists and inhabitants of Switzerland, and goings-on at one of the oldest schools in England. He has a knack for capturing events that are both quirky and mundane, and in attitudes both critical and humorous. Parr also has the unusual practice of presenting the same photographs in different contexts—as art objects or art books, as well as in advertisements and as editorial work. In recent years, Parr has become more interested in filmmaking, and has also been exploring different conventions of fashion photography.

British, b. 1952, Epsom, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

2014
Wong Chuk Hang,

Group Shows

2015
Gemeentemuseum Helmond, 
Helmond, Netherlands,
Woman and Work