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Larry Clark

American, b. 1943

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Larry Clark

American, b. 1943

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Biography

Influential photographer, writer, and filmmaker Larry Clark is known for his raw, at times controversial, images and films exploring teen sexuality, violence, and drug use. He achieved recognition with the 1971 book Tulsa, following the lives of three drug-using friends from idealism and ecstasy to trauma. In his series of photographs Teenage Lust (1983), Clark took portraits of male hustlers in Times Square, exposing the vulnerabilities of adolescent masculinity. In the 1990s, Clark began to take his narrative approach into feature film (as in his 1995 film Kids, which pursues themes like destructive family relationships, the construction of social behaviors, and the roots of violence) as well as collage.

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International Center of Photography (ICP)
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Biography

Influential photographer, writer, and filmmaker Larry Clark is known for his raw, at times controversial, images and films exploring teen sexuality, violence, and drug use. He achieved recognition with the 1971 book Tulsa, following the lives of three drug-using friends from idealism and ecstasy to trauma. In his series of photographs Teenage Lust (1983), Clark took portraits of male hustlers in Times Square, exposing the vulnerabilities of adolescent masculinity. In the 1990s, Clark began to take his narrative approach into feature film (as in his 1995 film Kids, which pursues themes like destructive family relationships, the construction of social behaviors, and the roots of violence) as well as collage.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
International Center of Photography (ICP)
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
Shows Featuring Larry Clark
Articles Featuring Larry Clark
The Many Faces of Ecstasy in Art
Jul 18th, 2019
The Many Faces of Ecstasy in Art
As Opioid Epidemic Worsens, Photographers Are Finding New Ways to Capture Addiction
Feb 4th, 2018
As Opioid Epidemic Worsens, Photographers Are Finding New Ways to Capture Addiction
Inside the Weird and Magical Collections of Artists
Jun 2nd, 2017
Inside the Weird and Magical Collections of Artists
The ’90s
Jul 21st, 2016
The ’90s
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