Larry Clark is a contemporary photographer and filmmaker. Larry Clark was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the year 1943.
Clark is renown for his black and white imagery of the youth subculture. Some works have received criticism for their portrayals of youth doing drugs, exploring their sexuality, and violence.
Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $75,000.
Clark attended the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also assisted his mother who was an established portrait photographer of children.
In 1964 he relocated to New York City to begin life as a freelance photographer. Later that year he was drafted to serve his country during the war with Vietnam.
Upon leaving the service he moved back to Tulsa and produced a book. The book was called Tulsa and it showed his friends engaged in drug use.
Below a montage of works by the artist:
Clark splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City.
The artist was the recipient of fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Clark most notable film was titled Kids. It came out in 1995 and showed youth having sex and taking drugs.
Works by the artist can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Museum in New York City.
Larry Clark developed a niche similar to that of Sally Mann. Mann took the picture showing her young daughter pretending to smoke a cigarette. It would be interesting to see how Clark or Mann would approach the now popular alternative to cigarettes, vaping.