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MARTIN PARR (b. 1952)
MARTIN PARR (b. 1952)

Taunton, England, from the series 'Common Sense', 1995-1999

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MARTIN PARR (b. 1952)
Taunton, England, from the series 'Common Sense', 1995-1999
chromogenic print, printed 2011
signed in ink, printed credit, title, date and number '10/10' (accompanying certificate)
image/sheet 40 x 60in. (101.6 x 152.4cm.)
This print is number 10 from the edition of 10.

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For Martin Parr, the preposterousness of our daily lives can be salvaged only though maintaining a sense of humour. The banality of modern times are portrayed in series of work such as 'Common Sense'.
Parr was awarded the Arts Council of Great Britain Photography Award in 1975 and has been a member of Magnum since 1995.

His work has been exhibited internationally, including a major travelling retrospective exhibition from 2002-2004 at the Barbican Art Gallery in London and other prominent European instutions. His photographs are in the collections of a number of significant international museums including Tate Modern, London, the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Gift of Martin Parr, Magnum Photographs and Rocket Gallery.

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