This artist's book has been produced under the Direction of Larry Clark, and published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Larry Clark Kiss the past hello' at the Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC, 8 October 2010 to 2 January 2011. Ranging from his early work in Tulsa to the present, this beautifully presented overview of Clark's work features 130 of his unforgettable images chronicling sex, drugs, and recreation in youth culture.
First edition, first printing. Softcover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Boxed set containing the book, a 400 x 600 mm folded four-color poster and a 64-page booklet with text and thumbnail black-and-white illustrations. Photographs by Larry Clark. Text (in English and French) by Fabrice Hergott, Sébastien Gokalp, Jim Lewis, Thea Westrich, Dominique Baqué, and interview with Mike Kelley. Includes a biography. The book is 128 pp., with 54 four-color and 83 black-and-white plates throughout.
Larry Clark was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the midst of World War II. At the early age of 13, Larry was enrolled into the family business, helping his mother photograph babies, pets and young children on elaborately designed sets. During his teen years, injecting amphetamines became a frequent pastime among his circle of friends, and Larry would always carry a camera, obsessively documenting his unusual surroundings. Years later, in 1971, the infamous book Tulsa was published by Lustrum Press, revealing unspoken truths about parts of the lower middle classes of America; whose realities were becoming more and more bleak injection by injection.