Wednesday, December 3, 2008

For all you Parr fans out there

Martin Parr
Talk & Book Signing
Coinciding with the release of
PARRWORLD: Objects and Postcards Aperture is pleased to announce a special talk and book signing with Martin Parr at The Strand on his latest book Parrworld: Objects and Postcards

This groundbreaking two-volume set presents Parr’s idiosyncratic and kitsch collections with appropriate thoroughness, and with the artist’s typical humor. Objects is the first publication to document his twenty-five-plus years of such collecting from items that have already achieved notoriety such as wrist watches featuring Saddam Hussein’s face to more unique and often kitsch objects: wallpaper, trays, and objects commemorating Sputnik, Chuck and Di’s wedding, and 9/11. Postcards is the “last word” on an extraordinary collection of over 20,000 cards. This highly entertaining, yet serious study of postcard history, includes early cards that depict local news events such as car crashes and murders. The book’s finale, Boring Postcards, features a selection of cards promoting motorways and shopping.

For those of you attending Art Basel Miami, on Saturday, December 6, Martin Parr will participate in a design marathon and have a book signing at The Dynamo Museum Shop of the Wolfsonian-FIU design museum in Miami Beach at noon. For more information visit: http://www.wolfsonian.org/visitus/calendar/index.html.

Martin Parr (born in Epsom, England, 1952) is the author of over thirty photography books, including Small World and Martin Parr: Mexico (co-published by Aperture and Chris Boot, 2006). His photographs are held by museums worldwide, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Tate Modern, London. In 2002, a retrospective of his work opened at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, and traveled extensively. Parr is a member of Magnum Photos.(Aperture, 2008) featuring his world-renowned collections of themed objects and postcards. The ultimate book that holds everything Parr.

WHEN AND WHERE:

Tuesday, December 16
7:00 p.m.

The Strand
828 Broadway
New York, New York
(212) 473-1452

FREE

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