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May 1, 2003

Larry Clark, punk Picasso Photographs at Luhring Augustine


Luhring Augustine presents punk Picasso, a major new work by Larry Clark.

This installation consists of photographs, collages and other material collected and produced by the artist over the course of his entire life. These objects are also the original material that make up the pages of the much anticipated book, punk Picasso, due to be released this summer.

The autobiographical material in punk Picasso collectively documents both the personal story, and the artistic projects undertaken by Larry Clark. Unique photographs, letters and stories both from Clark’s art and film career graphically depict the life of one of the most controversial and highly influential figures in contemporary culture. This exhibition will include approximately 250 framed, mixed media collages, photographs, and objects that represent a significant portion of Clark’s oeuvre, and vividly illustrate his uncompromising aesthetic.

Best known for his haunting portrayal of teen subculture in his photography books, Tulsa and Teenage Lust, Larry Clark continues to be a significant figure in contemporary art and film. His work is included in important museum collections in the United States, Europe and Asia, including the Whitney Museum, MOCA LA, and the Frankfurt Museum für Moderne Kunst. Clark's groundbreaking first feature film, Kids, was released in 1995 to critical acclaim. Clark’s fifth feature film Ken Park is due to be released in theaters in June 2003.


Published by AKA Editions, the autobiographical, artist book, punk Picasso is due to be released in July. punk Picasso will be produced in a limited edition of 1000, with 10 boxed special editions that will include a unique photograph, a soundtrack, and other original items with the book. For more information, please contact Roth/Horowitz at (212) 717-9067.




May 10 – June 28, 2003


Luhring Augustine

531 West 24th Street

New York, NY 10011


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Larry Clark, Los Angeles 2003 – 2006 at Simon Lee Gallery

Larry Clark, Tulsa and Teenage Lust at Simon Lee Gallery