Martin Parr signs 'Luxe' tonight at Artazart
UK photographer MARTIN PARR is in town for the launch of the French edition, by publishers Textuel, of his book ‘Luxe’ (Luxury); he’ll be signing copies at Artazart from 7pm. Red carpet, champagne and nibbles. Hurry!
In his epitaph to the age of conspicuous consumption and wealth, Luxury features Martin Parrs photographs from five years of watching the rich and fabulous at international champagne-fuelled gatherings. In a series that manages to be both satirical and warmly affectionate towards air-kissing luxury-victims, Parrs subjects include parties, horse races and notable luxury events including the Millionaires Fair, Moscow, the Dubai Art Fair and the Art Basel Miami. Introduced with an argument for a new morality by leading British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, ‘Luxury’ is the powerful statement about the era before the bubble burst.