Maurizio Cattelan Honors Martin Parr With a Special Edition of Toiletpaper Magazine

The Magnum photographer has chosen classic documentary images to complement the Italian artist's colorful close-up images.

Cover: Martin Parr. Back Cover: Toiletpaper. ToiletMartin PaperParr, published by Damiani. Concept by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. Special Guest @Martin Parr/Magnum Photos.

The latest edition of Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s surrealist picture-led magazine Toiletpaper celebrates the work of the British documentary photographer and former Magnum president Martin Parr.

The special edition of the cult magazine, published by Damiani and run by Cattelan since his “retirement” from art in 2011, is called ToiletMartin PaperParr, and includes a series of colorful spreads. On one side are new images created by Maurizio Cattelan and his collaborator since 2009, the fashion and advertising photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. Parr has selected complementary images from his archive to adorn the other side of each of the vibrant, full-bleed spreads. The result is as surreal as it is splendid.

Martin Parr, SPAIN. Benidorm. (1997). From “Common Sense.”ToiletMartin PaperParr is published by Damiani. Concept by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. Special Guest @Martin Parr/Magnum Photos.

ToiletMartin PaperParr, published by Damiani. Concept by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. Special Guest @Martin Parr/Magnum Photos.

The magazine can be purchased for $18 and there will also be a limited, 1,000-copy print run of a collector’s edition for $55, which comes with an exclusive ToiletMartin PaperParr tote bag printed with the front and back covers of the magazine.

The ToiletMartin PaperParr tote bag. ToiletMartin PaperParr is published by Damiani. Concept by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. Special Guest @Martin Parr/Magnum Photos.

One of the best known documentary photographers of his generation, the Magnum member is no novice to photography books, having published more than 100 of them, and edited another 30. Last fall he opened the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol in the west of England, partly funded by the part sale, part gift of his collection of photobooks to the Tate. In 2004 he curated the prestigious photography festival, Rencontres d’Arles.


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