In his epitaph to the age of conspicuous consumption and wealth, Luxuryfeatures Martin Parr’s photographs from five years of watching the rich and fabulous at international champagne-fuelled gatherings. In a series both sarcastic and warmly affectionate towards luxury-victims, Parr’s subjects include parties, horse races, and other notable social events.
Designed with a padded mock-crocodile cover and gilt edging, Luxury is the perfect souvenir of the era before the bubble burst. The foreword is by leading fashion designer and Martin Parr fan, Sir Paul Smith, who makes a powerful argument for a new humility.
Martin Parr, an influential and popular figure in the world of photography and a satirist of contemporary life, is the author of over 30 books of photographs, and his work has been collected by museums worldwide.