Martin Parr - SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction London Friday, July 7, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “The fundamental thing I'm exploring constantly is the difference between the mythology of the place and the reality of it”
    —Martin Parr

    Born in 1952, Martin Parr became a documentary photographer at an early age, shining a light on the eccentricities of Britain and beyond. Employing a macro lens and a palate of highly saturated colours, Parr places his subjects ‘under the microscope,’ capturing the full array of British life. Parr was celebrated at this year’s edition of Photo London where he was awarded the accolade of Master of Photography. Included in his Photo London exhibition was another example of his image of Queen Elizabeth II. In 2019 the National Portrait Gallery, London, mounted a retrospective exhibition of Parr’s work titled, aptly, Only Human

    • Provenance

      Directly from the artist



Lot offered with No Reserve

The Queen Visiting the Livery Hall of the Drapers’ Livery Company for their 650th Anniversary, London

Archival pigment print, mounted.
51 x 75.5 cm (20 1/8 x 29 3/4 in.)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 3/10 on an artist label accompanying the work.

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£3,000 - 5,000 •♠

Sold for £5,715

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SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction

7 - 14 July 2023