Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark
Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Photographs: Larry Clark

Publisher: AKA Editions

496 pages

Year: 2003

Price: 550

Comments: Signed and numbered sewn paperback in slipcase, 28 x 22 cm. Includes a folding poster. Excellent condition other than a small bump on the bottom right corner of the spine. RARE!

The title of Larry Clark’s opus punk Picasso is lifted from a passage in David Denby’s review of the artist’s film, Bully that reads “…as the camera wanders-grazes among naked thighs and tattooed torsos, this punk Picasso combines the multiple desires of lover, artist and voyeur…” The book displays, in scrapbook format, a loose chronological overview of the celebrated artist’s provocative career.

The material presented spans family snapshots (his American Indian great grandfather, his father playing golf, a portrait of his mother as a professional photographer with Rollei and flash in hand, Clark with his son’s soccer team); unpublished images from Tulsa and 42nd St.; photographs from the set of his first film Kids and his new film Ken Park; clippings from reviews of exhibitions and films; correspondence; transcribed stories; Roger Maris ephemera; portraits of skateboarders, River Phoenix (images appropriated from Teen Magazines), Clark’s lover Tiffany and their dog Snappy; Page Six headlines and reproductions of vinyl records that act as a silent soundtrack to the raucous visual narrative.

punk Picasso gathers together scraps that chart the life of the artist and his creations, which in Clark’s case, are inseparably entwined.


Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

Larry Clark,Punk Picasso (Signed and Numbered)

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