Larry Clark

Larry Clark (1943)

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Larry Clark is an American photographer and filmmaker known for his raw and unfiltered depictions of youth culture. Often controversial, Clark’s black-and-white images unflinchingly capture overt sexuality, drug use, and violence, as seen in his iconic photobook Tulsa (1971), and his debut feature film Kids (1995). Able to achieve a level of vulnerability and intimacy with his subjects, Clark explains, “I am a storyteller. I've never been interested in just taking the single image and moving on. I always like to stay with the people I'm photographing for long periods of time.” Born on January 19, 1943 in Tulsa, OK, Clark studied at a commercial photography school after working as an assistant to his mother, who worked as a portrait photographer of children. His large-scale retrospective “Kiss The Past Hello” was exhibited at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2010, and he has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Galerie Urbi et Orbi in Paris, the Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo, and at the International Center of Photography in New York. Clark currently lives and works between Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY. The artist’s works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, among others.

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Larry Clark (American, born January 19, 1943) is a photographer and filmmaker who was born in Tulsa, OK. His mother was a baby photographer, and he picked up the family business at an early age. In his teenage years, Clark started to take pictures of his friends doing drugs, marking the start of what would become his signature photographs of teenagers engaged in drug use and sexual activities. Clark attended the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, WI. In 1964, the artist moved to New York, NY, and started to take freelance photography jobs. However, he was soon drafted into the military during the Vietnam War. Clark served from 1964 to 1966, and then returned to Tulsa. In 1971, he published his first book of photography, Tulsa, which documented his friends’ use of drugs in black and white. In 1973, he received a Photographers’ Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He also received the Photographers’ Grant from the Creative Arts Public Service in 1980. In 1993, Clark directed Chris Isaak’s Solitary Man music video. In 1995, he released his first film, Kids, which was controversial, as it depicted children as young as 12 drinking alcohol and doing drugs. Kids, and a photo series called Skaters, both featured the skateboarding subculture of the early 1990s. In 2002, he released Ken Park, which featured actors portraying underage characters engaging in sexual activities. The film was banned in Australia, and was not widely released in the United States. In 2005, Clark was awarded the International Photography Lucie Award for Achievement in Documentary Photography. He has won prizes at the Cognac Festival du Film Policier for Another Day in Paradise and at the Stockholm Film Festival for Bully. His photographs are part of many public collections, including those at the Whitney Museum of Art, in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, MA. Clark has had solo exhibitions at the Galerie Urbi et Orbi in Paris, France, in 1992; at the Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, in 1996; and at the International Center of Photography in New York, in 2005. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. Timeline 1943 Born in Tulsa, OK 1961 Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, WI 1973 National Endowment for the Arts, Photographers' Fellowship 1980 Creatve Arts Public Service, Photographer's Grant 2005 International Photography Lucie Award, Achievement in Documentary Photography Currently lives and works in Los Angeles and New York Exhibitions 2011 What do you do for fun?, Simon Lee Gallery, London (solo) 2011 Untitled (Painting) and Tulsa, 1968: A Film by Larry Clark, Luring, Augustine, New York, NY 2010 Larry Clark, Kiss the Past Hello, Musee d'Art modern de la Ville de Paris, France (solo) 2009 Larry Clary Retrospective, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland (solo) 2009 1968. The Great Innocents, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany 2008 Larry Clark: Los Angeles 2003-2006, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, 12.06. - 20.09.2008 (solo) 2008 Larry Clark: Los Angeles 2003-2006, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK (solo) 2007 Larry Clark: Los Angeles 2003-2006, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY (solo) 2007 Teenage Lust, Preus Museum, Horten, Norway (solo) 2007 Larry Clark: Tulsa, 1963-1971, Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France (solo) 2004–2007 Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art And Street Culture, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; curated by Christian Strike and Aaron Rose [catalog]; travels to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL; Fondazione La Triennale, Milan, Italy; Le Tri Postal, Lille, France 2006 Seven Documentarians: Berenice Abbott, Larry Clark, Jim Dow, Walker Evans, Danny Lyon, Gary Winogrand, and Jay Wolke," List Art Center, Providence, RI 2006 Larry Clark, Le Case d'Arte, Milan, Italy (solo) 2006 La Case d'Arte, Milan, Italy (solo) 2006 Tulsa, Smth College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (solo) 2005 Sprüth Magers Lee, London, UK 2005 Tulsa, Galler Skastedy, Stockholm, Sweden (solo) 2005 Teenage Lust, Clamp Art, New York, NY (solo) 2005 International Center of Photography, New York, NY (solo) 2005 Tulsa, 1971, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands (solo) 2005 International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, NY; curated Brian Wallis (solo) 2005 Larry Clark: Teenage Lust, Clamp Art, New York, NY (solo) 2005 Larry Clark, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, UK (solo) 2005 Trials and Terrors, [Untitled [KIDS], 1995 on view] curator Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 2004 Punk Picasso, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo) 2003 Pictures from Within: American Photographs, 1958-2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, Sondra Gilman Gallery, New York, NY 2003 punk Picasso, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY (solo) 2002 Larry Clark Is Tulsa, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH (solo) 2002 Larry Clark - William Eggleston, Zusammenhänge V, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, 12.03. - 26.04.2002 2001 Tulsa, Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, Cortland, USA (solo) 2000 Outtakes and Additions from the Permanent Collection, MOCA at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA (solo) 1999 Larry Clark: Retrospective, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands [catalog] (solo) 1999 Tulsa and Artist's Books, Printed Matter, New York, NY; travels to Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (solo) 1999 Epiderm, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, France (solo) 1999 Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands (solo) 1998 Kids, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy (solo) 1998 Galerie Nova Sin, Prague, Czech Republic (solo) 1998 Luhring Augustine, New York, NY (solo) 1997 Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT (solo) Public Collections Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of art, East Logan, USA MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, USA Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, USA Anderson Gallery, Richmond, USA The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, USA Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography, San Marcos, USA Center for Creative Photography - University of Arizona, Tucson, USA The Whitney Museum of American Art, USA Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Brumadinho, Brazil National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts de Canada, Ottawa, Canada Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Maison Européen de la Photographie, Paris, France FRAC-Collection Aquitaine, France Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich, Germany Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy Fondazione Querini Stampalia ONLUS, Venice, Italy Preus Museum, Horton, Norway Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland Literature 2003 “punk Picasso,” Roth Horowitz 1995 “KIDS,” Grove Press 1993 “The Perfect Childhood,” Scalo, Zurich 1992 Larry Clark 1992,” Thea Westreich, New York & Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne 1983 “Teenage Lust,” self-published 1971 "Tulsa,” Lustrum Press, New York