Martin Parr Limited Edition Prints
Martin Parr, The Print Sales Gallery
7 March – 9 June 2019
From L to R: Manchester, England, 1971 by Martin Parr; Lord Savile's gamekeeper, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England, 1976 by Martin Parr; New Brighton, England, from The Last Resort, 1983–85 by Martin Parr. All images © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery
Martin Parr is celebrated for capturing the essence of British society, through his photographs of the UK during downpours and snow storms, chip-shop wrappers and ice-cream cones, towns caught between the past and the present; run-down but still vibrant. To accompany the exhibition Only Human: Martin Parr and in association with Rocket Gallery, The Print Sales Gallery will be hosting a display of Martin Parr’s early photography. All prints in the display are signed by Martin Parr and available for sale.
Beginning with his black and white photography in the 1970’s to his first colour series in the 1980’s, this display takes us across British and Irish towns. Highlights include his first colour photograph in 1971 and the iconic series The Last Resort, where New Brighton is captured in a period of economic deterioration with scenes of recreation set against a backdrop of a declining seaside resort.
In his earliest photography from the Yorkshire mill town of Hebden Bridge, Parr records the aspects of traditional life which were beginning to decline. Photographs of shop owners and gamekeepers document a changing Britain, the characters and features of society Parr observed. "We did this photographic documentation and that's all that's left," Parr says. "Virtually everyone in the photographs is dead now. It was just another era. But that's the great thing about photographs; they're there forever."
Prices range from £2,500 - £6,000 + VAT Unframed.
Featuring works from the following series: Hebden Bridge, The Last Resort, Bad Weather, and Beauty Spots.
The Print Sales Gallery is in the Bookshop, located on the Mezzanine Floor of the National Portrait Gallery.
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