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Larry Clark (American, b.1943)
LOT ID: 79740
Untitled, 1994

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
18 х 12 in. (45.72 x 30.48 cm.)
Signed, dated, and numbered "2/2," all verso, in ink
Print/Casting Year 1994
Edition 2/2
Lot description
Artwork measures 18 x 12 inches (45.5 x 30.3 cm).

This 1994 photograph by Larry Clark is a portrait of a young skateboarder. The work's combination of intimacy and documentary focus reflect the artist's career-long interest in the emotions and values inherent to youth subculture. The work is in excellent condition (please see images).

Larry Clark (b. 1943) is an influential American filmmaker and photographer whose best-known work takes illicit underage activities and youth subcultures as its subject. After studying at the Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, WI, Clark was drafted to serve in Vietnam. He came to prominence as an artist in 1971 with his book “Tulsa,” which featured intimate photographs of his amphetamine-using hometown friends. Later series would include “Teenage Lust” (1983); “The Perfect Childhood” (1992); and “Skaters” (1992-95), all of which focused on marginalized and sometimes criminal youths in the Midwest and in New York City. In 1993, Clark directed Chris Isaak’s music video for the song “Solitary Man,” an experience which led him to filmmaking. In collaboration with the writer Harmony Korine, Clark wrote the screenplay for “Kids” (1995), his provocative and critically acclaimed feature film debut. As a photographer, Clark has had solo exhibitions at Simon Lee Gallery, London England; the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Luhring Augustine, New York, NY; the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France; and the Fotografiska Museet i Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, among many others. He lives and works in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.

Selected Public Collections:
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Moderna Museet Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Untitled (Kids Series) by Larry Clark
  • Untitled (Kids Series) by Larry Clark
  • Untitled (Kids Series) by Larry Clark
  • Untitled (Kids Series) by Larry Clark
  • Untitled (Kids Series) by Larry Clark
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