Aperture is delighted to present an exclusive limited-edition portfolio in celebration of President Barack Obama's inauguration:
In the fall of 2008, Aperture proudly published Martin Parr's Postcards and Objects (Aperture/Chris Boot, 2009), featuring a selection of Parr's vast collections of photographic and themed objects. Specially showcased were the objects he sees as personality-led: from commemorative Margaret Thatcher plates to wristwatches featuring Saddam Hussein's face, with everything from Spice Girls chocolate bars and busts of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in between.
Parr's latest obsession has been the wide array of Obama ephemera. His growing collection includes the most quotidian—like rhinestone pins—but also the most absurd, such as cola bottles and underwear.
Aperture, in collaboration with Janet Borden Gallery, is offering a portfolio of four prints presented in a cloth folio, each 8 x 10-inch print is signed from the collection of Martin Parr.
Martin Parr (born in Epsom, England, 1952) is a key figure in the world of photography, recognized as a brilliant satirist of contemporary life. Author of over thirty photography books, including Common Sense, Our True Intent Is All for Your Delight, and Boring Postcards, his photographs have been collected by museums worldwide, including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate Modern, London. A retrospective of his work continues to tour major museums around the world since opening at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, in 2002, and he was featured in Cruel and Tender, the Tate Modern’s major survey of photography in 2003. Parr is a member of Magnum Photos.